Battle Railway Station - Station Approach, Battle, East Sussex, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 50° 54.778 E 000° 29.688
31U E 323893 N 5643136
Quick Description: Battle railway station handles services operated by Southeastern. The station, that opened in 1852, has two tracks with the platforms being connected by a footbridge. The ticket office and entrance is on the west side of the tracks.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/26/2022 8:32:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM16C0D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about Battle railway station that tells us:

Battle railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and serves the town of Battle, East Sussex. It is 55 miles 46 chains (89.4 km) down the line from London Charing Cross . The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

It was opened on 1 January 1852. The station building was designed by William Tress, is Grade II listed and considered to be one of the finest Gothic-style small stations in the country.

Battle station consists of two platforms linked by a footbridge (with steps on both sides) and a station building housing a ticket office and waiting room. Train information is provided in the form of automated announcements, displays and poster timetables. All the original sidings have now gone and now form part of the car park. The platforms are staggered and originally did not overlap as they do now, but were extended to cater for eight-carriage trains before the 1986 electrification of the line by British Rail.

No bus services now run from directly outside the station, although bus routes 95, 304 and 305 towards Hastings, Hastings Conquest Hospital, Bexhill-on-Sea, Hawkhurst and Tunbridge Wells stop at the end of the long approach road. These services are all operated by Stagecoach South East.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Southeastern

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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