Southease railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 September 1906||Opened as Southease and Rodmell Halt|
|12 May 1980||Renamed Southease|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southease from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Southease railway station is located 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the village of Southease in East Sussex, England. It is on the Seaford branch of the East Coastway Line, 53 miles 40 chains (86.1 km) measured from London Bridge via Redhill. The station is surrounded by agricultural land. The South Downs Way crosses the Seaford Branch here.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway opened the station on 1 September 1906 as Southease and Rodmell Halt, to serve two villages in the Ouse Valley; Southease, 0.5 miles (800 m) to the west, and the slightly larger Rodmell, more than 1 mile (1.6 km) away. The station was renamed Southease on 12 May 1980.
There was a racecourse between the railway line and the River Ouse from the late 1920s to the early 1940s
The station is unmanned and has two platforms, each with a PERTIS machine. A self-service ticket machine was also installed in 2016. There is a level crossing immediately north of the station leading to Itford Farm and the A26 road. The crossing is a user-controlled crossing with barriers which can be raised or lowered by road users. There is a pedestrian gate for walkers and cyclists. There is also a footbridge over the line.
Services from the station are provided by Southern.
As of May 2011[update] the typical off-peak service is:
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Seaford Branch Line
- Yonge, John (November 2008) . Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 17A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1986). Southern Main Lines – Haywards Heath to Seaford. Middleton Press. p. not cited. ISBN 0-906520-28-2.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "A history of Southease" (PDF). Southease Parish Newsletter. October 2006. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008.
- "Rail Timetable Table 189" (PDF). Network Rail. May 2011.
- Train times and station information for Southease railway station from National Rail
- TQ4305 : Southease Station Occupational Crossing at geograph.org.uk