Shoreham-by-Sea railway station

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Shoreham-by-Sea National Rail
Shoreham-station.jpg
Location
Place Shoreham-by-Sea
Local authority Adur, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ218052
Operations
Station code SSE
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.019 million
2005/06 Increase 1.057 million
2006/07 Increase 1.190 million
2007/08 Increase 1.274 million
2008/09 Increase 1.292 million
2009/10 Increase 1.295 million
2010/11 Increase 1.390 million
2011/12 Increase 1.441 million
2012/13 Increase 1.460 million
History
12 May 1840 Opened (Shoreham)
1 July 1906 Renamed (Shoreham Harbour)
1 October 1906 Renamed (Shoreham-by-Sea)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shoreham-by-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Shoreham-by-Sea railway station serves the town of Shoreham-by-Sea in the county of West Sussex, and also serves the nearby Shoreham Airport. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Southern. The other operator is First Great Western.

The station has long platforms meaning it can handle trains with up to 12 coaches.

History[edit]

The original Shoreham station was a terminus built by the London and Brighton Railway and was opened on 11 May 1840, and as such it is one of the earliest stations to open in southern England. The original building was demolished in 1845 when the Brighton and Chichester Railway opened its line to Worthing railway station. Both railways merged with others in July 1846 to become the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.

Facilities[edit]

  • 2 platforms
  • Ticket office
  • Automatic Ticket Gates
  • Toilets
  • Snack Bar
  • Departure boards (On Platforms & ticket office)
  • Waiting room in booking hall
  • Sheltered seating around station
  • Subway connecting platforms
  • Car Park
  • Taxi Rank
  • Bus stops served by Brighton & Hove (Bus Company) & Stagecoach South

Services[edit]

All timetabled passenger services on the West Coastway Line are scheduled to call at Shoreham-by-Sea. As of 2013, this gives a standard off-peak service of 6 trains per hour (tph) in each direction:

Eastbound[edit]

On Sundays, only the stopping services to Brighton operate. Of the trains to London Victoria, only the semi-fast service operates on a Sunday, however it calls at Burgess Hill instead of Lancing.

Westbound[edit]

  • 2tph to Littlehampton, calling at Lancing (1tph), Worthing, West Worthing, Durrington-on-Sea, Goring by-Sea and Angmering
  • 2tph to West Worthing, calling at Lancing, East Worthing and Worthing

On Sundays, there is an additional service to Portsmouth Harbour every hour, which calls at all stations, including those listed above as well as East Worthing, West Worthing, Ford, Fishbourne, Bosham, Nutbourne, Warblington and Bedhampton. The Southampton service also calls at East Worthing on Sundays. One of the Littlehampton services and both of the West Worthing services do not operate on Sundays. There are also three trains per day to Bristol on Sundays, with one extending to Cardiff Central via Newport.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southwick   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from Brighton)
  Lancing
Hove   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from London)
  Lancing
(Worthing on Sundays)
Portslade
(Hove on Sundays)
  Southern
West Coastway Line
(from London)
  Worthing
Hove   First Great Western
Cardiff-Brighton
  Worthing
  From 2015  
Southwick   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Lancing
Disused railways
Brighton   British Rail
Southern Region

Steyning Line
  Bramber

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°50′03″N 0°16′17″W / 50.83417°N 0.27139°W / 50.83417; -0.27139