Hastings railway station


Hastings railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Hastings
code = HGS


caption = The new (2004) station building at Hastings
opened by = SER
manager = Southeastern
locale = Hastings
borough = Hastings, East Sussex
usage0405 = 1.569
usage0506 = 1.685
usage0607 = 1.852
platforms = 4
years = 13 February 1851
events = Opened by SER
years2 = 1931
events2 = Rebuilt
years3 = 2004
events3 = Rebuilt

Hastings railway station is in Hastings in East Sussex, England. It is situated on the Hastings Line to Tunbridge Wells, the East Coastway Line to Brighton and the Marshlink Line to Ashford International.

It was formerly operated by the South Eastern Railway and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and was the scene of bitter rivalry between those companies.

Hastings Station

The first train arrived at Hastings station in 1851 and with it began Hastings’ heyday. The station was originally V-shaped allowing the two railway companies to have separate platforms and booking areas: one side for SER trains to pass through and the other as a terminal for LBSCR services.

The whole station was reconstructed in a neo-Georgian style in 1931 and only the goods shed remained unchanged. All trains now ran through the two new island platforms and a huge central booking hall welcomed travellers.

The station building was re-built in 2004.

Services

The typical off-peak service from the station is:
*2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells
*1tph to London Victoria via Eastbourne and Haywards Heath
*2tph to Brighton via Eastbourne and Lewes
*1tph to Ashford International via the Marshlink Line
*2tph to Ore

Other Stations In Hastings

* West St Leonards, Serves an area formally known as West Marina
* Bulverhythe station, Bulverhythe (closed) a temporary terminus until the line extended to St Leonards West Marina
* St Leonards West Marina railway station, a closed one on the LBSCR. (closed)
* St Leonards Warrior Square, St Leonards.
* Ore Railway Station, small station in Ore

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