|Location|| Three Oaks, Rother |
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Opened||1 July 1907|
|Original company||South Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern and Chatham Railway|
|1 July 1907||Opened as Three Oaks Bridge Halt|
|1909||Renamed Three Oaks Halt|
|?||Renamed Three Oaks and Guestling Halt|
|5 May 1969||Renamed Three Oaks and Guestling|
|12 May 1980||Renamed Three Oaks|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Three Oaks railway station serves the village of Three Oaks in East Sussex,England. It is on the Marshlink Line,and train services are provided by Southern. It was originally known as Three Oaks &Guestling.
The railway line between Ashford and Hastings was opened by the South Eastern Railway in 1851,but originally there were no stations between Winchelsea and Hastings. Ore opened in 1888, and with the introduction of steam railmotor services between Rye and Hastings, three halts were opened between Winchelsea and Ore on 1 July 1907:Snailham Crossing Halt; Guestling Halt; and Three Oaks Bridge Halt. The latter station has been renamed four times:in 1909 it became Three Oaks Halt;later on it became Three Oaks and Guestling Halt;on 5 May 1969 Three Oaks and Guestling;finally on 12 May 1980 the present name of Three Oaks was adopted. Until December 2010,Three Oaks,Doleham and Winchelsea all had just 3 trains a day each way. But now the only station with that service pattern is Doleham,with Three Oaks and Winchelsea now having a regular service with trains alternating between stops with 1 train every 2 hours for Three Oaks and Winchelsea.
The station has a single platform from which trains depart to Ashford International and Eastbourne via Hastings. The line was singled in 1979,with all trains using the one-time westbound platform,the eastbound platform remaining in situ,albeit in a decaying state.
The platform can only accommodate a single carriage,meaning that passengers wishing to disembark must travel in the front carriage of the train.
There is a ticket issuing facility accepting card payments available here and a customer help point with on-screen customer information.
Services have historically been limited at the station,although this was increased in December 2010,following a campaign the by Three Oaks and Winchelsea Action for Rail Transport (THWART) and the Marshlink Line Action Group (MLAG).
All services at Three Oaks are operated by Southern using Class 171 DMUs.
The typical off-peak service is one train every two hours between Ashford International and Eastbourne via Hastings. Trains generally alternate between calling at Three Oaks and at Winchelsea.
Previously,westbound trains ran as an express service to Brighton although this was changed to a stopping service to Eastbourne in the May 2018 timetable change.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ore|| Southern ||Doleham or Rye|
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