Balcombe railway station

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Balcombe National Rail
Balcombe Station 07.JPG
Location
Place Balcombe
Local authority District of Mid Sussex
Grid reference TQ306301
Operations
Station code BAB
Managed by Southern
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 0.122 million
2012/13 Increase 0.124 million
2013/14 Increase 0.125 million
2014/15 Increase 0.129 million
2015/16 Steady 0.129 million
History
Key dates Opened 12 July 1841 (12 July 1841)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Balcombe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Balcombe Station in 1961

Balcombe railway station is on the Brighton Main Line in England, serving the village of Balcombe, West Sussex. It is 33 miles 64 chains (54.4 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath. It is managed by Southern.

Trains calling at Balcombe are primarily operated by Thameslink, with some Southern services during the peaks.

History[edit]

The original station was opened in July 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway, which became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1846. The station was resited to its present position in 1848 or 1849.[1]

The station became part of the Southern Railway during the grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Brighton via Burgess Hill and one train per hour to London Bridge via Gatwick Airport and East Croydon (some peak services run to London Victoria or Bedford). On Sundays all services run to London Victoria rather than London Bridge.

Trains to and from London Bridge and Bedford are operated by Thameslink, while services to and from London Victoria are operated by Southern.

There is also one service per weekday on the West Coastway Line to Littlehampton (from London) but no return service. On the East Coastway Line, there are two services to London from Eastbourne (one of which runs from Hastings via Eastbourne) but no return service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Turner, J.T. (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway, Vol.2 Establishment and Growth=Batsford. London, England. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.  p.22.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°03′22″N 0°08′15″W / 51.05611°N 0.13750°W / 51.05611; -0.13750

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Three Bridges   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Haywards Heath
  Thameslink
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