Hampden Park (Sussex) Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Hampden Park railway station serves Hampden Park in the northern areas of the seaside town of Eastbourne in East Sussex. It is on the East Coastway Line, and train services are provided by Southern. Opened on 1 January 1888, it was originally called Willingdon, but was renamed Hampden Park for Willingdon on 1 July 1903. The name became Hampden Park under British Railways. It is one of two stations serving Eastbourne, the other being Eastbourne railway station The station is located on a spur line originally termed the Eastbourne Branch. There was a rarely used triangular junction between Polegate and the now-closed Stone Cross which allowed trains to bypass the Branch; the track has now been lifted. Services along the coast have almost invariably served Eastbourne, and as Eastbourne is at the end of the spur line, the trains pass through Hampden Park station twice - once on the way to Eastbourne, and once on the way out of Eastbourne - although not all trains stop on both occasions. Because of this arrangement, some connections are advertised to allow passengers on the Victoria-Eastbourne service to use Hampden Park to pick up the stopping service to Hastings and vice versa. The level crossing at Hampden Park is thought to be one of the busiest in the country, with an average fourteen train movements an hour off-peak, and this can lead to significant traffic congestion on adjacent roads.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 59304 0
2014 56876 88041
2013 56748 71292
2012 56100 69853
2011 58087 0
2010 55271 0
2009 59878 0
2008 60440 0
2007 52732 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Eastbourne
  • District Council: Eastbourne Borough Council
  • County Council: East Sussex County Council
  • County Council Electoral Division: Hampden Park
  • District Council Ward: Hampden Park
  • European Region: South East

Recent Crime Figures

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November 2014 1 01000000000000
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January 2014 1 00000000010000
December 2013 1 00000010000000
November 2013 2 01000000001000
October 2013 4 20000010001000
September 2013 0 00000000000000
August 2013 1 00000000100000
July 2013 2 00000000000200
June 2013 2 10100000000000
May 2013 1 10000000000000
April 2013 0 00000000000000
March 2013 0 00000000000000
February 2013 1 00000010000000
January 2013 1 00000010000000

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