Amberley railway station

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Amberley
National Rail
Amberley Station - geograph.org.uk - 393584.jpg
LocationAmberley, Horsham
England
Grid referenceTQ026118
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeAMY
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened3 August 1863
Original companyLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-groupingLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway (UK)
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 57,828
2016/17Decrease 50,596
2017/18Increase 53,704
2018/19Increase 60,296
2019/20Decrease 59,806
Notes
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.

It is 54 miles 62 chains (88.2 km) down the line from London Bridge via Redhill on the Arun Valley Line.

History[edit]

Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 3 August 1863,[1] it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923.

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.[2][3]

The station was host to a Southern Railway camping coach from 1938 to 1939.[4]

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.[5]

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

There is an hourly service in each direction, northbound to London Victoria and southbound to Bognor Regis.

All trains are operated by Southern using Class 377 EMUs.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pulborough   Southern
Arun Valley Line
  Arundel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quick 2019, p. 47.
  2. ^ "Amberley station on OS 25 inch map Sussex L.6 (Amberley)". National Library of Scotland. 1897. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ The Railway Clearing House 1970, p. 21.
  4. ^ McRae 1997, p. 33.
  5. ^ McRae 1998, p. 59.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Railway Clearing House (1970) [1904]. The Railway Clearing House Handbook of Railway Stations 1904 (1970 D&C Reprint ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints. ISBN 0-7153-5120-6.

Further reading[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 0°32′31″W / 50.897°N 0.542°W / 50.897; -0.542