Balcombe railway station

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For the station in Melbourne, Australia once known as Balcombe, see Mentone railway station.
Balcombe National Rail
Balcombe
Location
Place Balcombe
Local authority Mid Sussex, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ306301
Operations
Station code BAB
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.102 million
2005/06 Increase 0.110 million
2006/07 Steady 0.110 million
2007/08 Steady 0.110 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.105 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.103 million
2010/11 Increase 0.118 million
2011/12 Increase 0.122 million
2012/13 Increase 0.124 million
History
Key dates Opened 12 July 1841 (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 Station in 1961

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.

History[edit]

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.[1] Further alterations were carried out in 1906 as a result of the widening of the line between Balcombe tunnel and the Ouse Valley Viaduct.[2]

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.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Brighton and one train per hour to Bedford via Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and London Bridge.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Three Bridges   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Haywards Heath
  Thameslink
Thameslink
 

There is also one service per day for the West Coastway Line to Littlehampton but no return service. There is one train from Hastings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Turner, J.T. (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway, Vol.2 Establishment and Growth=Batsford. London, England. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.  p.22.
  2. ^ Howard Turner, J.T. (1979). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway, Vol.3 Completion and Maturity=Batsford. London, England. ISBN 0-7134-1198-8.  p.152.

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Coordinates: 51°03′22″N 0°08′15″W / 51.05611°N 0.13750°W / 51.05611; -0.13750