Ford railway station

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To be distinguished from Ford (Sefton) railway station.
Ford National Rail
Ford
Location
Place Ford (Arundel)
Local authority Arun, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ002042
Operations
Station code FOD
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2 (was 3)
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  76,739
2005/06 Increase 81,718
2006/07 Decrease 81,219
2007/08 Increase 92,325
2008/09 Increase 96,894
2009/10 Increase 0.102 million
2010/11 Steady 0.102 million
2011/12 Increase 0.118 million
2012/13 Increase 0.121 million
History
Key dates Opened 8 June 1846 (8 June 1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ford railway station is a railway station in Ford, West Sussex, England. It is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton. The station and the trains serving it are operated by Southern.

Location[edit]

Ford serves a rural community with only a few houses and one pub nearby, HMP Ford is about one mile south of the station. Adjacent to the station is a large model railway shop.

Ford station is close to the junction from the West Coastway line to the Arun Valley Line and the short branch to Littlehampton. It is sometimes used as an interchange for those lines, however most passengers prefer to change at Barnham.

Facilities[edit]

Ford Station has a ticket office which is open for part of the day. There are PERTIS 'Permit to Travel' passenger-operated ticket-issuing machines available at the entrances from the road to both platforms at those times when the ticket office is closed.

Ford was a 3 platform station but one platform was closed and is now abandoned and overgrown.

  • Ticket office (1 Window)
  • Waiting Rooms x2
  • Vending Machine (Sells Tea & Coffee)
  • Toilets
  • Post Box
  • Sheltered seating around the station
  • Departure Boards (1 on both platforms)
  • Subway (linking platforms)
  • Car Park

Information[edit]

The station is staffed Monday-Saturday 06:30-13:20 and Sunday 08:10-15:40. It has CCTV installed.[1]

Services[edit]

Ford station has services to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Portsmouth, Littlehampton and Bogor Regis.

A typical off peak service is:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 5 August 1951, an electric multiple unit overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with another at the station. Nine people were killed and 47 were seriously injured.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Angmering   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Barnham
Littlehampton   Southern
West Coastway Line
Littlehampton branch
 
Arundel   Southern
Arun Valley Line
 

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/fod/details.html As of 12 February 2009
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 33. ISBN 0-906899-50-8. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′46″N 0°34′43″W / 50.82944°N 0.57861°W / 50.82944; -0.57861