Angmering railway station
The main station building and platform one, as seen looking west from platform two (June 2007)
|Place||East Preston (Littlehampton)|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 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 is 15 miles 44 chains (25.0 km) down the line from Brighton. 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'.
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.
The station and all trains serving it are run by Southern, with the typical off-peak service comprising the following:
- 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
- 1tph to Southampton Central
- 2tph to Littlehampton
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Coastway Line
West Coastway Line
Former and current train companies
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.
There is a ticket office, a waiting room, toilets, buffet, car park, taxi rank and cycle storage.
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.
- 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.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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