West Worthing railway station

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West Worthing National Rail
West Worthing
Main station building at West Worthing
Location
Place Worthing
Local authority Worthing, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ132033
Operations
Station code WWO
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.476 million
2005/06 Increase 0.489 million
2006/07 Increase 0.529 million
2007/08 Increase 0.581 million
2008/09 Increase 0.619 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.606 million
2010/11 Increase 0.637 million
2011/12 Increase 0.670 million
2012/13 Increase 0.708 million
History
Key dates Opened 4 November 1889 (4 November 1889)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Worthing from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Worthing railway station is in Worthing in the county of West Sussex, England. The station is operated by Southern.

Immediately west of the station, there is a stabling point and a series of sidings. Two trains terminate here every hour on a normal weekday timetabled service running to and from Brighton.

History[edit]

Historically, the station was planned to be the southern terminus of a new line running from the Midlands to the South Coast, and delivering holidaymakers to the new town of West Worthing; it was consequently built near the northern end of Grand Avenue, which runs from the station to the sea. The line was never constructed.

The station was built by J.T. Firbank and opened on 4 November 1889. It was expanded by the addition of a large goods yard in 1905 which catered for the produce of the large number of market gardens in the area, but by 1932 part of the yard was given over to the carriage sheds which, until mid-2008, stood to the west of the station.[1]

In August 2007, the Government announced that Thameslink [2000] project would finally proceed and in January 2008 demolition of the former depot building began. The building was removed because of asbestos and poor condition of the structure.

Services[edit]

West Worthing is served by two trains per hour to London Victoria via Haywards Heath. Two services run to London Bridge on Monday–Friday mornings. Brighton services run at regular intervals during the day. The station is also served by two trains to Littlehampton and one to Portsmouth Harbour per hour. There are also three direct services per day to Bognor Regis and two trains per hour that terminate at West Worthing having formed stopping services from Brighton.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Worthing   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Terminus or

Durrington-on-Sea

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Coordinates: 50°49′06″N 0°23′34″W / 50.81833°N 0.39278°W / 50.81833; -0.39278