Portslade railway station

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Portslade National Rail
Portslade
Location
Place Portslade
Local authority Brighton & Hove
Grid reference TQ264055
Operations
Station code PLD
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.608 million
2005/06 Increase 0.630 million
2006/07 Increase 0.682 million
2007/08 Increase 0.773 million
2008/09 Increase 0.821 million
2009/10 Increase 0.871 million
2010/11 Increase 0.960 million
2011/12 Increase 1.034 million
2012/13 Increase 1.061 million
History
Key dates Opened 12 May 1840 (12 May 1840)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portslade from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Portslade railway station (in full, Portslade & West Hove station) is a railway station serving the town of Portslade-by-Sea in East Sussex, England, but located on the western fringes of the village of Aldrington (a part commonly known as 'West Hove').

Services[edit]

The station is operated by Southern and is on the West Coastway Line just outside of Brighton. The standard Monday-Saturday off-peak service consists of 5 trains per hour in each direction:

Eastbound

Westbound

On Sundays this is reduced to:

  • 2 tph to Brighton, calling at Aldrington and Hove
  • 1 tph to Portsmouth Harbour,
  • 1 tph to Southampton Central.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Aldrington   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from Brighton)
  Fishersgate
Hove   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from Brighton)
  Southwick
Hove   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from London)
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Shoreham-by-Sea

Future developments[edit]

The Thameslink 2000 project (now known as the Thameslink Programme) contains proposals to extend the Thameslink network to various additional routes in southern England; one of these would be the section of the West Coastway line between Hove and Littlehampton, with services running via the Cliftonville Curve from the Brighton Main Line. This will see services that currently terminate at London Bridge continuing through Central London and north wards via the Midland Main Line or East Coast Main Line to destinations such as Luton or Cambridge. This however is not imminent, a Department for Transport whitepaper states only that "the Thameslink Programme will be completed by the end of 2015" and that "interim outputs will be delivered by the end of 2011".[1]

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Coordinates: 50°50′08″N 0°12′20″W / 50.83556°N 0.20556°W / 50.83556; -0.20556