East Coastway Line
|East Coastway Line|
(Brighton Main Line)
East Coastway is the name given by Southern Railway to the services operated from London Victoria along the south coast of Sussex and Kent to the east of Brighton, UK. Those to the West of Brighton from Victoria are named the West Coastway Line. The trains running under this name serve Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford. Southern Railway was formerly South Central Trains.
Most of the lines operating within East Coastway were originally built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway; the line between St Leonards Warrior Square and Ashford by the South Eastern Railway.
- Lewes Tunnel [396 yd (356 m)]
- Lewes: the station has been the junction for four other routes; only two remain open:
- Lewes - Brighton
- Lewes - Seaford
- Lewes was also the junction for two branch lines to the north: one for Eridge via Uckfield; the other to East Grinstead and beyond, via the Bluebell Railway.
Continuing the main route:
- Stone Cross Halt - now closed
- the line to Eastbourne continues southwards:
- Hampden Park
- Eastbourne: a terminus.
- from here trains reverse through Hampden Park, and continue east at Willingdon Junction
- Pevensey Bay this station was originally opened as a halt
- Normans Bay this station was originally opened as a halt
- Cooden Beach
- Collington this station was originally opened as a halt, being named in turn Collington Wood Halt; West Bexhill Halt; and Collington Halt
- St Leonards (West Marina) closed 1967
- St Leonards (Warrior Square)