Balcombe railway station
|Local authority||Mid Sussex, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 12 July 1841|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Balcombe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Balcombe railway station serves the village of Balcombe in West Sussex, England. It is on the Brighton Main Line and Thameslink 17 miles (27 km) north of Brighton. Train services are primarily provided by Thameslink, with a few Southern services during the peaks, and the latter company operates the station, which has a manned ticket office on the southbound platform, whilst a PERTIS ticket machine is also located on the southbound platform.
The original station was opened in July 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway, which became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1846. The station was resited to its present position in 1848 or 1849. Further alterations were carried out in 1906 as a result of the widening of the line between Balcombe tunnel and the Ouse Valley Viaduct.
The station 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. When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.
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Brighton Main Line
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- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Station on navigable O.S. map