Aldrington railway station
Westward view from the eastbound platform at Aldrington
|Local authority||Brighton & Hove|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|3 September 1905||opened as Dyke Jn Halt|
|17 June 1932||resited and renamed Aldrington Halt|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aldrington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Aldrington railway station, sometimes known by its former names of Aldrington Halt and Dyke Junction, is a railway station in Hove, in East Sussex, England. The station is 2 miles (3 km) west of Brighton on the West Coastway Line.
Dyke Junction Halt was opened in 1905 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway with short wooden platforms. In 1932 new longer platforms were constructed on an adjacent site nearer Hove to the previous platforms. They were renamed Aldrington Halt and later rebuilt in concrete by the Southern Railway. It is situated just east of the former junction with the branch line to Devil's Dyke, which opened in 1887 and closed in 1939; the layout and curvature of certain roads and buildings immediately north-west of the station indicates where the branch ran.
The station was staffed during peak hours until approximately 1990, after which the hut which served as a ticket office was demolished. As of 2009, the old concrete shelters have been replaced with reinforced plastic shelters which are now the only features on the platforms. Ramps lead down to street level.
There are ticket-issuing machines at the entrances to each platform. Pre-purchased tickets can also be collected on these machines. There is no footbridge connecting the platforms with each other. However, there is a tunnel under the railway lines at the western end of the platforms which was originally built to allow the local farmer to move his cattle between fields which became separated with the arrival of the railway.
Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
As of 2015, the standard off-peak train service is:
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Coastway Line
|Hove||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Brighton and Dyke Railway
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