Barnham railway station

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Barnham National Rail
Barnham-station.jpg
Location
PlaceBarnham
Local authorityArun, West Sussex
Grid referenceSU958043
Operations
Station codeBAA
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms3
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.995 million
– Interchange Increase 0.918 million
2014/15Increase 1.015 million
– Interchange Increase 0.922 million
2015/16Increase 1.020 million
– Interchange Decrease 0.887 million
2016/17Decrease 0.904 million
– Interchange Decrease 0.684 million
2017/18Increase 0.955 million
– Interchange Increase 0.764 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 June 1864 (1 June 1864)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barnham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Barnham (Sussex) Station in 1961

Barnham railway station is in West Sussex, England, serving the village of Barnham, around 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Bognor Regis.

It is located on the West Coastway Line between Brighton and Southampton, 63 miles 22 chains (101.8 km) down the line from London Bridge via Redhill. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Southern. The other operator is Great Western Railway who run limited services to the West Country (normally Bristol Temple Meads or Cardiff Central). The station is served by Southern 313 and 377s, and Great Western Railway 158s.

Services[edit]

Barnham is the junction station for the short branch to Bognor Regis. It is also a well-used interchange for passengers between slow and fast services. It has services to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Littlehampton (via Ford) and the occasional long-distance services to the West Country. Trains travelling from east to west (i.e. heading towards Chichester and Bognor Regis) sometimes divide at Barnham.

  • Platform 1 - Bognor Regis from Barnham & Littlehampton, London Victoria via Horsham (Sundays)
  • Platform 2 - Westbound services towards Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton, Bognor Regis from London
  • Platform 3 - Eastbound services towards Littlehampton, Brighton, London

The off-peak service pattern is as follows:

Eastbound[edit]

Westbound[edit]

There are two services per day, operated by Great Western Railway to Bristol Temple Meads via Southampton Central, Salisbury and Bath Spa, with one continuing to Great Malvern via Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Foregate Street.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Angmering   Southern
West Coastway
(Brighton-Portsmouth or Southampton)
  Chichester
Ford    
Horsham   Southern
West Coastway
(London-Portsmouth or Southampton via Horsham)
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Chichester
Ford or Littlehampton   Southern
West Coastway
Bognor branch
(via Horsham)
  Bognor Regis
Worthing   Southern
West Coastway
(London-Portsmouth via Hove)
Sundays Only
  Chichester
  Great Western Railway
Worcester-Brighton
Peak Times Only
 

Facilities[edit]

  • Ticket office (1 Window)
  • Quick ticket (2 machines)
  • Departure boards (2 on all 3 platforms and 3 in the Ticket office)
  • Coffee Shop
  • Waiting Room (x2)
  • Sheltered seating around whole station
  • Taxi Rank
  • Telephones (x1)
  • Toilets
  • Car Park
  • Bus stop (Opposite station and next to car park entrance)
  • Southern Train Crew Depot

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 1 August 1962, an electric multiple unit was derailed when points switched under it due to an electrical fault. Thirty-eight people were injured.[1][2] The cause was an electrical short circuit due to a metal washer that had been left behind after maintenance, which caused a false feed to the points motor under unusual circumstances with a very high power load from 3 trains accelerating simultaneously. Adrian Vaughan commented; "One gets a nasty feeling wondering where the next washer is, at this moment, lying in wait with the potential of mayhem".[3] Before his book had even been published, the Clapham Junction disaster occurred, with a very similar cause.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident at Barnham on 1st August 1962 :: The Railways Archive". www.railwaysarchive.co.uk.
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1989). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 5. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 41. ISBN 0-906899-35-4.
  3. ^ Vaughan, Adrian (1989). Obstruction Danger. London: Guild Publishing. p. 216-221. ISBN 1-85260-055-1.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′52″N 0°38′26″W / 50.83111°N 0.64056°W / 50.83111; -0.64056