Stonegate railway station

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Stonegate National Rail
Stonegate Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Between Witherenden Hill and Stonegate in the parish of Ticehurst
Local authority Rother
Coordinates 51°01′12″N 0°21′50″E / 51.020°N 0.364°E / 51.020; 0.364Coordinates: 51°01′12″N 0°21′50″E / 51.020°N 0.364°E / 51.020; 0.364
Grid reference TQ658271
Operations
Station code SOG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.146 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.138 million
2013/14 Increase 0.141 million
2014/15 Increase 0.147 million
2015/16 Increase 0.160 million
History
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 September 1851 Opened as Witherenden
December 1851 Renamed Ticehurst Road
16 June 1947 Renamed Stonegate
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 Stonegate from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stonegate railway station is on the Hastings Line in East Sussex in England. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to London Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells, and one train per hour to Hastings.[1]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wadhurst   Southeastern
Hastings Line Stopping
  Etchingham

History[edit]

The South Eastern Railway route between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings was authorised in 1846 (9 & 10 Vic. cap. LXIV), and opened in stages: the section between Tunbridge Wells and Robertsbridge was opened on 1 September 1851.[2] One of the stations opened the same day was originally named Witherenden[3] (the name of a nearby hamlet), but was renamed in December the same year to Ticehurst Road.[4] It became Stonegate (after a village about 1 mile away) on 16 June 1947.[5]

On 13 April 2014, it emerged that Jonathan Burrows, a BlackRock fund manager travelling from the station, had dodged an estimated £42,550 over five years in season ticket fares to London by using an unvalidated Oyster card and avoiding ticket inspectors. It is believed to have been the highest fare dodge known in Britain.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 206 National Rail timetable, May 2011
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 290. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 252. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 252,229
  5. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 229,221
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27011497
  7. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713784/Unmasked-City-high-flier-Jonathan-Burrows-dodged-43-000-rail-fares-paid-3-days.html

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