Angmering railway station

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Angmering National Rail
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The main station building and platform one, as seen looking west from platform two (June 2007)
Location
Place East Preston (Littlehampton)
Local authority Arun
Grid reference TQ065029
Operations
Station code ANG
Managed by Southern
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.819 million
2012/13 Increase 0.865 million
2013/14 Increase 0.883 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.882 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.865 million
History
Key dates Opened 16 March 1846 (16 March 1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Angmering from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Angmering is a railway station on the West Coastway Line, on the border of Angmering and East Preston in the district of Arun. It was opened in 1846. The station itself is situated about 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the centre of Angmering village, and approx 160 yards (150 m) south of the A259. Buses depart for Angmering village hourly (Monday to Saturday off-peak), or walking to the village takes about 20 min. The station is located near to the local secondary school The Angmering School, some of the students of which use the station daily to travel to and from school. Angmering station is also designed to be used by the residents of the nearby villages of Rustington and East Preston, with some of the station's signage actually reading 'Angmering for Rustington and East Preston'.

History[edit]

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.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail.

Services[edit]

The station and all trains serving it are run by Southern, with the typical off-peak service comprising the following:

Eastbound[edit]

Westbound[edit]

  • 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
  • 1tph to Southampton Central
  • 2tph to Littlehampton
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Goring-by-Sea or
Worthing
  Southern
West Coastway Line
  Ford
  Southern
West Coastway Line
Littlehampton branch
  Littlehampton

Former and current train companies[edit]

Southern currently manage the station and the trains that call at Angmering. Previously, South West Trains also used the station, running four trains per hour to Brighton via Angmering until December 2007.

Facilities[edit]

There is a ticket office, a waiting room, toilets, buffet, car park, taxi rank and cycle storage.

Deaths[edit]

A local woman, Maureen Weselby, committed suicide by jumping in front of a Brighton-bound express, operated by South West Trains, in May 2006.[1]

A local teenager, Adam Blackwood, was killed here when a Littlehampton-bound Southern Class 377 train approaching the station knocked him down at a nearby pedestrian level crossing in early 2007.[2]

Another local, 16-year-old Megan Moore of Angmering, was killed after being dragged under the 22:17 London Victoria to Bognor Regis train just before midnight in November 2009. Tributes have been paid on her personal Facebook profile and her "RIP Megan" group, which has nearly 9,000 members. Flowers and messages from friends and family were left outside the station.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News story about Weselby's death.". 
  2. ^ "BBC News story about Blackwood's death.". 3 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "BBC News story about Moore's death.". 23 November 2009. Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 

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Coordinates: 50°48′59″N 0°29′21″W / 50.81639°N 0.48917°W / 50.81639; -0.48917