Pulborough railway station
|Local authority||Horsham, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|10 October 1859||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pulborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The first railway to reach Pulborough was that from Horsham to Petworth, opened on 10 October 1859 and extended to Midhurst in 1866. Pulborough and Billingshurst were the only two intermediate stations at the time. Four years later a link was made to the Brighton to Portsmouth line; the new line diverged from the Petworth branch at Hardham Junction just south of Pulborough.
Three platform faces were provided: a Down side platform on which the main station buildings stood, and an island platform whose western face was used by Midhurst line trains. By World War II, these terminated at Pulborough rather than running to Horsham or beyond. Goods facilities and a cattle market were provided.
Passenger train services to Midhurst and Petersfield were withdrawn in 1955, leaving just the Arun Valley Line serving Pulborough. The goods yard was closed in the mid 1960s and converted into a car park, and the goods shed is now a car repair centre. The station buildings, including a large, wide canopy on the island platform, remain largely unchanged with only two platform faces are now in use. The former up loop line used by Midhurst line trains has been removed.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Arun Valley Line
|Terminus||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway