|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.
Centrally located in Three Oaks village,the service from this station was limited to only three or four trains a day in each direction,at inconvenient times,for a number of years. This has been increased to a two-hourly service in each direction to Ashford and Brighton from December 2010. This followed an active campaign by Three Oaks and Winchelsea Action for Rail Transport (THWART) and the Marshlink Line Action Group (MLAG),and it is hoped that this development will drive up usage,which has historically been very low. Until May 2018,southbound services ran as express services to Brighton,but this was discontinued and changed to an Eastbourne stopping service,due to long journey times and lack of rolling stock,which caused overcrowding,especially between Brighton and Eastbourne.
The Marshlink line is a railway line in South East England. It runs from Ashford,Kent via Romney Marsh,Rye and the Ore Tunnel to Hastings where it connects to the East Coastway line towards Eastbourne. Services are provided by Southern.
The East Coastway line is a railway line along the south coast of Sussex to the east of Brighton,England. Trains to the West of Brighton operate on the West Coastway line. Together with the West Coastway and the Marshlink line to the east,the line forms part of a continuous route from Havant to Ashford. The Brighton Main Line route to Eastbourne and Hastings,via Plumpton and Cooksbridge,shares the East Coastway line east of Lewes station.
Ashford International railway station is a National Rail international and regional station in Ashford,Kent,England. It connects several railway lines,including High Speed 1 and the South Eastern Main Line. Domestic trains that call at Ashford are operated by Southeastern and Southern,and international services by Eurostar.
Chilham railway station is a railway station in Chilham,Kent. It is on the Ashford to Ramsgate line between Ashford International and Canterbury West. The station,and all trains serving it,are operated by Southeastern.
Broadstairs railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England,serving the seaside town of Broadstairs,Kent. It is 77 miles 9 chains (124 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Margate and Dumpton Park.
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. The station is operated by Southeastern but is also served by trains operated by Southern.
Cooden Beach serves Cooden at the western end of Bexhill in East Sussex. It is on the East Coastway Line,and train services are provided by Southern.
The British Rail Class 171Turbostar is a type of diesel multiple-unit (DMU) passenger train built by Bombardier Transportation at its Derby Litchurch Lane Works in England,which is identical to the Class 170,except for the replacement of the BSI coupler with a Dellner coupling. This provision was made to allow emergency joining with Class 377 DC third-rail electric units,which Southern runs extensively on most lines. The units work on the southern regions of the British railway system,operating services from London Bridge to Uckfield and from Eastbourne to Ashford International,these routes being unelectrified between Hurst Green Junction and Uckfield and between Ore and Ashford International,respectively.
Ore railway station serves Ore in East Sussex,England. It is on the Marshlink Line,and train services are provided by Southern,with a few peak services operated by Southeastern.
Doleham railway station is a small,single-platform wayside halt in East Sussex,England. It is on the Marshlink line,and train services are provided by Southern. The station is very isolated and serves only a handful of houses in the immediate area.
Winchelsea railway station is a railway station in East Sussex,England. It is about 0.62 miles (1 km) from Winchelsea and is actually in the neighbouring parish of Udimore. It is on the Marshlink line 9.3 miles (15 km) north east of Hastings,and train services are provided by Southern. The station originally had two platforms,but in 1979,the line was singled and only the up platform is now in use. The former down platform and station building are now converted to a private house.
Rye railway station is a Grade II listed station,serving Rye,East Sussex,England. It is on the Marshlink line between Hastings and Ashford International and is the principal station between those two terminals. The station is a passing place between two single track sections. Services are provided by Southern,usually between Eastbourne and Ashford with an additional shuttle from Rye to Ashford at peak times.
Appledore railway station is a Grade II listed station east of Appledore in Kent,England. It is on the Marshlink line,and train services are provided by Southern.
Ham Street railway station is a Grade II listed stop on the Marshlink line in the village of Hamstreet,Kent,between Ashford International and Hastings. Services are provided by Southern.
Lewes railway station serves the town of Lewes in East Sussex,England. It has five platforms and is on the East Coastway Line,49 miles 74 chains (80.3 km) from London Bridge via Redhill. Train services are provided by Southern.
Eastbourne railway station serves the seaside town of Eastbourne in East Sussex,England. It is on the East Coastway Line. The station is managed by Southern,who operate all trains serving it. It is one of two railway stations in the town,the other being Hampden Park Station. There are also two other stations in the Eastbourne area,one being Pevensey &Westham,in nearby Westham,the other being Polegate.
Cooksbridge railway station serves the village of Cooksbridge in East Sussex. It is on the East Coastway Line,47 miles 31 chains (76.3 km) from London Bridge via Redhill. Train services are provided by Southern.
St Leonards West Marina is a disused railway station in the West St Leonards area of the borough of Hastings,East Sussex. Opened by the Brighton,Lewes and Hastings Railway in 1846 as part of what became the East Coastway Line,it was the first permanent station to serve the area and became part of a feud between two rival railway companies over access to nearby Hastings. Although ultimately inconvenient for local services,the station became an important goods railhead and the location of a motive power depot for locomotives working express services to London. The station was closed in 1967 and subsequently demolished,although in 2011 remnants of the down platform could still be seen.
The Bexhill West branch line was a short double-track branch line which was opened on 1 June 1902. It was built by the Crowhurst,Sidley &Bexhill Railway under the patronage of the South Eastern Railway. The Chief Engineer to the project was Lt Col Arthur John Barry. Diverging from the Hastings Line at Crowhurst,an intermediate station at Sidley was served before the terminus was reached at Bexhill West. The line was closed under the Beeching Axe on 15 June 1964.
Snailham Halt railway station was on the South Eastern Railway's route between Ashford and Hastings,nowadays known as the Marshlink Line. It opened in 1907 and closed in 1959.
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| Ore |
| Southern |
| Doleham |