The package in Hastings turned out to be a handbag and the station was reopened after 20 minutes.
Station staff and police officers viewed the bag and it was established that it was of innocent origin.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were alerted to an incident at Hasting rail station on Monday, January 11, following reports of unattended bag on board a train.
“The call came into police at 1.55pm.
“Colleagues form Sussex Police attended the station and carried out a search.
“The station was temporarily evacuated.
“The package was not deemed to be suspicious.
“The station has now been reopened.”
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