Ashurst
National Rail
LocationAshurst, Kent, Borough of Tunbridge Wells
England
Grid referenceTQ507387
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeAHS
ClassificationDfT category F1
History
Opened1 October 1888
Passengers
2015/16Increase 26,508
2016/17Decrease 22,628
2017/18Increase 25,700
2018/19Increase 38,190
2019/20Increase 45,624
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Ashurst railway station is on the Uckfield branch of the Oxted line in southern England and serves Ashurst in Kent (very close to the East Sussex border). It is 32 miles 8 chains (51.66 km) from London Bridge. The station is managed by Southern.

History

Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was destaffed around 1970 following which all the station buildings were demolished in 1983.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.

Facilities

Ashurst station is unstaffed and tickets must be bought from the self-service ticket machine at the station.

The station has passenger help points and covered seating areas available on both platforms. The station also has a small car park and cycle rack at the station entrance.

The Uckfield bound platform is accessible without steps however the London bound platform is only reachable by the stepped footbridge so isn't accessible.[1]

Services

All services at Ashurst are operated by Southern using Class 171 DMUs. The current off-peak service in trains per hour is:[2]

Services increase to 2 tph in each direction during the peak hours.

On Sundays, the northbound service runs as far as Oxted only.

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Southern
Oxted Line
Uckfield Branch

References

  1. ^ "Ashurst Station Information". Southern, July 2020.
  2. ^ "Timetable 29: Uckfield and East Grinstead to London" (PDF). Southern, December 2019.

Coordinates: 51°07′44″N 0°09′11″E / 51.129°N 0.153°E / 51.129; 0.153