Crawley railway station
|Crawley Railway Station|
|Local authority||Crawley, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|14 February 1848||Opening of original station|
|28 July 1968||Closure of original station and opening of present station to the east|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Crawley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Crawley railway station is a railway station serving the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England. The station is 29½ miles (47 km) south of London Victoria and is operated by Southern. The station is the last stop on the Arun Valley Line before it rejoins the Brighton Main Line
The single track branch line of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway between Three Bridges and Horsham was opened 14 February 1848. Crawley and Faygate were intermediate stations each with two platforms to enable trains to pass. The line was doubled throughout during 1862 to coincide with the extension of the railway from Horsham to the Arun Valley.
The first Crawley station was situated immediately adjacent to the main High Street, with station buildings on the north side of the railway line.
With the continued development of the New Town during the 1950s and 1960s it soon became clear that the station was too small, and a new station building was opened 28 July 1968 at the current site. The new station was funded by a six-storey commercial development above.
The platforms and signalbox of the original station still survive. The former goods yard at Crawley was closed in the 1960s. It is located about a mile away from Crawley Town FC's Broadfield Stadium
- Ticket office (x2)
- Quick Ticket
- Vending Machine
- Pumpkin Cafe
- Waiting room (x2)
- Car Park
- Bicycle storage
- Ticket Barriers
Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service to London Victoria, and a half-hourly service to London Bridge. Westbound there are 4 trains per hour to Horsham, two terminating and two splitting in half. Of the two splitters the front portion goes to either Portsmouth harbour or Southampton Central alternately and the rear portion continues to Bognor Regis serving the Arun Valley stations south of Horsham.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Arun Valley Line
West Coastway Line
- *Howard Turner, Charles (1977). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 1 Origins and Formation (1st edn ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-0275-X. 232-4.
- Bastable, Roger (1999). No.1 Crawley High Street in Photographs. Crawley: Roger Bastable Publications. pp. 54–57.
- Body, Geoffrey (1989). PSL field guide to the railways of Southern Region. Wellinborough: Patrick stephens Ltd. p. 75. ISBN 1-85260-297-X.