Billingshurst railway station
|Local authority||Horsham, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 15 October 1859|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Billingshurst from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Billingshurst railway station serves the market town of Billingshurst, in West Sussex, England. It is on the Arun Valley Line. The station is operated by Southern. The signalbox is believed to be the oldest operational box in the country, and has been offered to the Bluebell Railway for use at its East Grinstead terminus.
Until 2006 both platforms were only 4 coaches long. Since then the platform for trains towards Pulborough has been extended to take 8 coaches and more recently the London-bound platform has also now been extended to 8-car length.
The station was built by the Mid-Sussex Railway and opened along with the line from Horsham to Petworth on 15 October 1859. From the outset, the line was worked by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, which bought it out in 1862.
The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:
- 2 trains per hour (tph) to London Victoria, of which:
Passengers arriving from the London direction must ensure they are in the rear part of the train.
- 2 tph to Bognor Regis, of which:
On Sundays this is reduced to:
- 1 tph to London Victoria, calling at Christs Hospital, Horsham, Crawley, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport, Horley, Redhill, Purley, East Croydon and Clapham Junction, taking 1 hour 15 minutes.
- 1 tph to Bognor Regis, calling at all stations as per the second layout above, taking 35 minutes.
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Arun Valley Line
- "Extension progress and Billingshurst Signalbox for East Grinstead". Bluebell Railway. 2 August 2012.
- "Billingshurst platform extension". Modern Railways (London). October 2010. p. 16.