Bognor Regis railway station

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Bognor Regis National Rail
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Bognor Regis Station
Location
Place Bognor Regis
Local authority Arun, West Sussex
Grid reference SZ934994
Operations
Station code BOG
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 4
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 1.220 million
2012/13 Increase 1.237 million
2013/14 Decrease 1.231 million
2014/15 Increase 1.237 million
2015/16 Decrease 1.202 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 June 1864 (1 June 1864)
Listed status
Listed feature Railway Station
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1027734[1]
Added to list 8 August 1989
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bognor Regis from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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A 1947 Ordnance Survey map, showing Bognor Regis station.
Bognor Regis station and pointwork

Bognor Regis railway station is in the town of Bognor Regis, in the English county of West Sussex. It is approximately 54 miles southwest of London Victoria. The station and the trains serving it are operated by Southern railway company. The station is a terminus at the end of a short branch off the West Coastway Line.

History[edit]

The first station to serve Bognor was situated on the main line at Woodgate Crossing, just over one mile west of the present Barnham railway station. It was opened on 8 June 1846 by the Brighton and Chichester Railway, which became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway a few weeks later. This station was renamed several times during its short life becoming Woodgate for Bognor, Woodgate, Bognor (again) and Woodgate (again) before closing in 1864.[2]

The site of the present station dates from the opening of the branch line to Bognor from Barnham on 1 June 1864, after several abortive projects to connect the town to the railway system in 1845, 1853 and 1855. The station suffered two disasters in the 1890s, when it was blown down in a gale in 1897, and then burned down in 1899.[3] The present station buildings by the company architect C.D. Collins[4] date from 1902 and have achieved grade II listed building status[1] as an Edwardian period seaside station terminus .[5][6]

The line was doubled between 1902 and 1911, and electrified in the 1930s. The station was renamed 'Bognor Regis' by the Southern Railway in 1930 as the town was renamed as such having been the place of the King's (George V) recuperation from serious illness.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a Ticket Office, Car Park, 4 platforms in use: platforms 1 to 3 are 12 carriages in length whilst platform 4 is only 4 carriages long. The station has a small cafe and newspaper shop.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday at off-peak times, there are four services per hour from Bognor Regis. Of these:

On Sundays, there are two services per hour from Bognor Regis. Of these:

  • 1tph continues to London Victoria (semi-fast)
  • 1tph continues to Littlehampton.
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Barnham   Southern
West Coastway
Bognor Regis branch
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Railway Station (1027734)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 26 June 2017 
  2. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 2 Establishment and Growth. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-1198-8.  p.142.
  3. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.  p.155.
  4. ^ "Bognor Station Improvements". Chichester Observer. England. 26 September 1900. Retrieved 26 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Minnis, John (1999). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway. Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-1626-X.  p.29.
  6. ^ "Railway Station - A Grade II Listed Building in Bognor Regis, West Sussex". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 

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Coordinates: 50°47′13″N 0°40′34″W / 50.787°N 0.676°W / 50.787; -0.676