Billingshurst railway station
|Local authority||Horsham, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 10 October 1859|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Billingshurst from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Billingshurst railway station serves the market town of Billingshurst, in West Sussex, England. It is on the Arun Valley Line. The station is operated by Southern. The signalbox was believed to be the oldest operational box in the country, and in May 2016 was moved to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.
Until 2006 both platforms were only 4 coaches long. Since then the platform for trains towards Pulborough has been extended to take 8 coaches and more recently the London-bound platform has also now been extended to 8-car length.
The station was built by the Mid-Sussex Railway and opened along with the line from Horsham to Petworth on 10 October 1859. From the outset, the line was worked by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, which bought it out in 1862.
The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:
On Sundays this is reduced to:
- 1 tph to London Victoria
- 1 tph to Bognor Regis
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Arun Valley Line
- "Signal box moves home as part of £21m investment in Arun Valley line". Network Rail. 24 March 2014.
- "Billingshurst platform extension". Modern Railways. London. October 2010. p. 16.