Southease railway station

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Southease National Rail
Southease Station a.jpg
Location
Place Southease
Local authority Lewes
Grid reference TQ430054
Operations
Station code SEE
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 13,816
2012/13 Decrease 11,634
2013/14 Increase 18,042
2014/15 Increase 20,662
2015/16 Decrease 17,966
History
Pre-grouping LB&SCR
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 September 1906 Opened as Southease and Rodmell Halt
12 May 1980 Renamed Southease
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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Southease railway station is a railway station 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the village of Southease, East Sussex, England. It is on the Seaford Branch of the East Coastway Line. The station is surrounded by agricultural land. The South Downs Way crosses the Seaford Branch here.

History[edit]

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.[1] The station was renamed Southease on 12 May 1980.[2]

There was a racecourse between the railway line and the River Ouse from the late 1920s to the early 1940s[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

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[edit]

Services from the station are provided by Southern.

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is:

There are also two through trains to London Victoria at peak hours on weekday mornings.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lewes   Southern
Seaford Branch Line
  Newhaven Town

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1986). Southern Main Lines – Haywards Heath to Seaford. Middleton Press. p. not cited. ISBN 0-906520-28-2. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ "A history of Southease" (PDF). Southease Parish Newsletter. October 2006. Archived from the original on May 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rail Timetable Table 189" (PDF). Network Rail. May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′50″N 0°1′50″E / 50.83056°N 0.03056°E / 50.83056; 0.03056