St Leonards Warrior Square railway station

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St Leonards Warrior Square National Rail
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The station in 2007
Location
PlaceSt Leonards on Sea
Local authorityHastings, East Sussex
Grid referenceTQ803093
Operations
Station codeSLQ
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.677 million
2014/15Increase 0.734 million
2015/16Increase 0.759 million
2016/17Decrease 0.651 million
2017/18Increase 0.741 million
History
13 February 1851 (1851-02-13)Opened as St Leonards[1]
5 December 1870Renamed St Leonards Warrior Square[1]
1 January 1917Closed[1]
1 January 1919Reopened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

St Leonards Warrior Square railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and is one of four stations that serve Hastings, East Sussex. It is 61 miles 55 chains (99.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between West St Leonards and Hastings. The station is operated by Southeastern.

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 to 8 cars.

Services[edit]

Railway stations in Hastings
Ore
Mount Pleasant tunnel
230 yd
210 m
Hastings
Hastings tunnel
788 yd
721 m
St Leonards Warrior Square
West St Leonards
Bo-peep tunnel
1318 yd
1205 m
St Leonards West Marina
Bulverhythe
Glyne Gap Halt

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 2018 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