The platforms at Ore station, looking northeast
|Place||Ore Valley, Hastings|
|Local authority||Hastings, East Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 January 1888|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ore from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Railway stations in Hastings
Third rail 750 V DC electrification from Hastings ends here.
The station opened in 1888 and was electrified in 1935.
Ore station is the terminus for electric East Coastway services. Trains run regularly to Hastings and beyond (the usual termini for trains from Ore being either Brighton or London Victoria). In May 2018, an hourly direct service to/from Ashford was reintroduced after a gap of nearly 13 years.
Ore station was once adjoined to the north by a depot for electric trains but this closed in May 1986 following the electrification of the Hastings to Tonbridge line and relocation of electric units for servicing and cleaning to St Leonards depot.
Today, there are two platforms linked by a footbridge. Ore station has been unstaffed since a booking office fire in the late 1980s, and it has no other facilities. There is limited road access via Ore Valley Road (off Hughenden Road), but this station is not recommended for people with physical disabilities.
The area has in the past been a hotspot for vandalism but is now covered comprehensively by CCTV. It is scheduled for a major re-development. There has been some debate as to whether the station should be renamed Hastings East or Ore Valley.
Trains terminating and restarting at this station run forward into a turnaround siding which runs adjacent to the Marshlink line as far as Ore Tunnel. Ore is also the start of the single track section on the Marshlink line, which runs through to Appledore.
As of May 2019, the off-peak service is:
- 1 tph to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport
- 1 tph to Brighton (semi-fast)
- 1 tph to Eastbourne (stopping)
- 1 tph to Ashford International
All these services are operated by Southern. During the peak periods, there are additional trains operated by Southeastern that terminate here. There are 2 northbound trains in the morning peak (1 runs to London Charing Cross and 1 runs to London Cannon Street) and 1 southbound train from London Cannon Street that terminates here in the evening peak.
Southeastern plan to cease serving Ore from the May 2020 timetable change.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
East Coastway Line
Peak Times Only
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Ore railway station
- Kent Rail, http://kentrail.org.uk/ore.htm
- "Access to Hastings Multi Modal Study (Consultation Report)" (PDF). p. 324. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
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