St Leonards Warrior Square railway station

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St Leonards Warrior Square National Rail
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Location
Place St Leonards on Sea
Local authority Hastings, East Sussex
Grid reference TQ803093
Operations
Station code SLQ
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.666 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.655 million
2013/14 Increase 0.677 million
2014/15 Increase 0.734 million
2015/16 Increase 0.759 million
History
13 February 1851 (1851-02-13) Opened as St Leonards[1]
5 December 1870 Renamed St Leonards Warrior Square[1]
1 January 1917 Closed[1]
1 January 1919 Reopened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Leonards Warrior Square from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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St Leonards Warrior Square railway station is one of four railway stations serving Hastings in East Sussex, England. It is on the Hastings Line and the East Coastway Line, and train services are provided by Southeastern and Southern.

History[edit]

The station building and house, still in existence today, were constructed in 1851 by the South Eastern Railway (SER). The competing London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) trains were not allowed to stop here until December 1870.[2] The two companies maintained separate booking offices until 1923 when they both became part of the Southern Railway. The station is constructed in a narrow valley with higher ground east and west, so that trains arrive and depart either end of the platform through tunnels. This restricts the number of carriages which have direct access to the platform.

Services[edit]

Railway stations in Hastings
Marshlink Line
to Ashford International and London
Ore
Mount Pleasant tunnel
230 yd
210 m
Hastings
Hastings tunnel
788 yd
721 m
Hastings Line
to Tonbridge and London Charing Cross
St Leonards Warrior Square
West St Leonards
Bo-peep tunnel
1318 yd
1205 m
Bopeep Junction
St Leonards West Marina
Bulverhythe
Glyne Gap Halt
East Coastway Line
to Eastbourne and Brighton

Services at the station are operated by either Southeastern Trains via the Hastings Line or by Southern Trains via the East Coastway Line and the Marshlink Line. Southeastern services use Class 375 electric multiple units. Southern services use Class 377 electric multiple units and Class 171 diesel multiple units.

As of May 2010 the typical off-peak service from the station is:

There are also peak hour services to London Cannon Street operated by Southeastern.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bexhill   Southern
Brighton - Ore
London Victoria - Ore
Brighton - Ashford
  Hastings
Battle
or
West St Leonards
  Southeastern
London Charing Cross - Hastings
  Hastings
  Southeastern
Peak Times Only
London Cannon Street - Ore
 
Historical railways
St Leonards
West Marina
  London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
East Coastway Line
  Hastings

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 204.
  2. ^ White, H.P. (1992). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Southern England (Vol. 2). Nairn, Scotland: David St John Thomas. p. 35. ISBN 0-946537-77-1. 
  3. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°51′22″N 0°33′40″E / 50.856°N 0.561°E / 50.856; 0.561