Falmer railway station

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Falmer National Rail
Falmer
Falmer railway station in 2005
Location
Place Falmer
Local authority Brighton and Hove
Grid reference TQ347086
Operations
Station code FMR
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.771 million
2005/06 Increase 0.838 million
2006/07 Increase 0.920 million
2007/08 Increase 1.010 million
2008/09 Increase 1.046 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.033 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.001 million
2011/12 Increase 1.249 million
2012/13 Increase 1.250 million
History
8 June 1848 Opened
1 August 1865 Resited
1890 Rebuilt
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Falmer from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Falmer railway station is on the outskirts of Brighton, south-east England. It is operated by Southern and lies on the East Coastway Line.

The station serves the village of Falmer as well as the University of Sussex campus and the University of Brighton Falmer Campus. It also serves Falmer Stadium, the new home of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. (opened August 2011). The buildings on the down (eastbound) platform side include a well-preserved, unusual example of a signal-box.

The original station was approximately 1 mile east of its present location, and opened on 8 June 1846. It was moved to its present location, much closer to the village, on 1 August 1865, and rebuilt in 1890.[1] The buildings on the down (eastbound) platform date from this time, but modern replacements have been installed on the westbound side.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service is:

Additional matchday-only trains operate to and from Falmer from Brighton and Lewes to serve the Falmer Stadium. A queuing system is in operation in both directions after full-time at the stadium.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Moulsecoomb   Southern
East Coastway Line
  Lewes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic and Smith, Keith (1985). South Coast Railways - Brighton to Eastbourne., plate 42. Middleton Press, Midhurst. ISBN 0-906520-16-9

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Coordinates: 50°51′43″N 0°05′14″W / 50.86194°N 0.08722°W / 50.86194; -0.08722