Bognor Regis railway station
Bognor Regis Station
|Local authority||Arun, West Sussex|
|Number of platforms||4|
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|Key dates||Opened 1 June 1864|
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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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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.
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.
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. The present station buildings date from 1902.
The line was doubled between 1902 and 1911, and electrified in the 1930s. The station was renamed 'Bognor Regis' by the Southern Railway (Great Britain) in 1930 as the town was renamed as such having been the place of the King's (George V) recuperation from serious illness.
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.
Monday to Saturday at off-peak times, there are four services per hour from Bognor Regis. Of these:
- 2tph continue to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport
- 1tph continues to Littlehampton
- 1tph terminates at Barnham.
On Sundays, there are two services per hour from Bognor Regis. Of these:
- 1tph continues to London Victoria (semi-fast)
- 1tph continues to Littlehampton.
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Bognor Regis branch
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- Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1. p.155.
- Minnis, John (1999). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway. Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-1626-X. p.29.
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