Burgess Hill railway station

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Burgess Hill National Rail
Burgess Hill Station 01.JPG
Location
Place Burgess Hill
Local authority District of Mid Sussex
Grid reference TQ316187
Operations
Station code BUG
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 1.328 million
2005/06 Increase1.345 million
2006/07 Increase1.394 million
2007/08 Increase1.546 million
2008/09 Increase1.580 million
2009/10 Decrease1.517 million
2010/11 Increase1.645 million
2011/12 Increase1.721 million
2012/13 Increase1.745 million
History
Key dates Opened 21 September 1841 (21 September 1841)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burgess Hill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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View towards Haywards Heath in 1961

Burgess Hill railway station serves Burgess Hill in West Sussex, England. Located on the Brighton Main Line and Thameslink 9 14 miles (14.9 km) north of Brighton railway station, train services are provided by Southern and Thameslink. Northern Burgess Hill is served by Wivelsfield railway station.

History[edit]

The first station at Burgess Hill was opened on 21 September 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway (L&BR), at the time of the completion of the route to Brighton. The original facilities were all in the small wooden hut (which still stands on platform 1) and wooden platforms set beside the main line. The L&BR became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) in 1846 and a track plan of the station dating from 1874 shows that by then several sidings and a signal box had been constructed at the station.[1]

Station facilities[edit]

The present station building dates from 1877 and is typical of LB&SCR stations of the period.[2] It contains:

  • Ticket office
  • Newsagent
  • Small cafe
  • Cash machine
  • Telephone
  • Covered bridge down to platforms
  • Seating
  • Shelters on both platforms covering four car train length
  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Ticket barriers at the main, east and west entrances

Services[edit]

Since the timetable change in late 2014, the number of trains calling at the station has increased considerably. This is because the semi-fast Bedford-Brighton service, which previously ran non-stop between Haywards Heath and Brighton, now makes an additional stop at Burgess Hill.

As of 2015, the typical Monday-Saturday service from this station is:

Southbound:

Northbound:

The typical Sunday service from this station is:

Southbound:

Northbound:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Haywards Heath   Southern
Mainline West
  Preston Park
(Hove on Sundays)
Gatwick Airport
or Wivelsfield
  Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Hassocks
Haywards Heath
or Wivelsfield
  Thameslink
Thameslink
  Hassocks
or Brighton
Haywards Heath
or Wivelsfield
  Southern
Gatwick Express
Peak Times Only
  Hassocks or
Preston Park
or Brighton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, John Howard (1979). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. p. 131. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1. 
  2. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1989). Railway of the Southern Region. Patrick Stephens. p. 58. ISBN 1-85260-297-X. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°57′11″N 00°07′39″W / 50.95306°N 0.12750°W / 50.95306; -0.12750