Amberley railway station
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Opened||3 August 1863|
|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Post-grouping||Southern Railway (UK)|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Amberley railway station is a railway station in West Sussex, England. It serves the village of Amberley, about half a mile away, and was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The Amberley Working Museum – a museum of industry – is accessed from the former station goods yard.
The station had two platforms connected with a footbridge, a signalbox (now closed) is situated on Platform 2, under the station canopy. There was a goods yard with connections into a "chalk and lime works" to the south of the station and "Amberley Lime Works", now the Amberley Working Museum to the north east. The goods yard was equipped to take most sorts of goods including live stock and had a 1 ton crane.
The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Two camping coaches were positioned here by the Southern Region from 1954 to 1961, the coaches were replaced by two Pullman camping coaches which stayed until 1967.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Arun Valley Line
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- Train times and station information for Amberley railway station from National Rail
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Picture of Amberley Signal Box situated on the station
- Amberley railway station in the 1866 edition of Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Hand-Book of Great Britain & Ireland
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