* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at London Road (Brighton) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
London Road station was designed by David Mocatta (the designer of Brighton Station) and opened on 1 October 1877, following housing development in the surrounding area. It was originally to be called Ditchling Rise, a more accurate name as London Road is a little way away. Until the branch closed in the 1971, trains to Kemptown diverged from the Brighton – Lewes line here.
The Lewes-side platform building was demolished in the early 1980s. The station had a substantial refurbishment at the end of 2004 with some add on parts to the original building demolished. The station has also been home to the Brighton Model Railway Club since 1971.
Westward view of the platforms. The footbridge is primarily a public right of way; the station has its own subway for passenger use (the dark-roofed lean-to on Platform 1 is its entrance)
View of the platform side of the main (Platform 1) station building, showing EMU377415 leaving on the 1058 Seaford-Brighton service. The arched roofs of Brighton station can be seen in the top left corner
A Class 377EMU entering Ditchling Road tunnel, at the eastern end of the station, with the 1120 Brighton-Lewes service on 3 March 2007