Billingshurst railway station

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Billingshurst National Rail
Billingshurst
Location
Place Billingshurst
Local authority Horsham, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ088251
Operations
Station code BIG
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  0.356 million
2005/06 Increase 0.376 million
2006/07 Increase 0.437 million
2007/08 Increase 0.462 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.446 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.421 million
2010/11 Increase 0.437 million
2011/12 Increase 0.438 million
2012/13 Increase 0.465 million
History
Key dates Opened 15 October 1859 (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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Exterior view of station in 1964

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.[1]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:

Passengers arriving from the London direction must ensure they are in the rear part of the train.

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.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Horsham or
Christs Hospital
  Southern
Arun Valley Line
  Pulborough

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Extension progress and Billingshurst Signalbox for East Grinstead". Bluebell Railway. 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Billingshurst platform extension". Modern Railways (London). October 2010. p. 16. 

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Coordinates: 51°00′54″N 0°27′00″W / 51.015°N 0.450°W / 51.015; -0.450