Burgess Hill railway station

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Burgess Hill National Rail
Morning @ BUG.jpg
Location
PlaceBurgess Hill
Local authorityDistrict of Mid Sussex
Grid referenceTQ316187
Operations
Station codeBUG
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryC2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 1.745 million
2013/14Increase 1.756 million
2014/15Increase 1.783 million
2015/16Increase 1.890 million
2016/17Decrease 1.808 million
History
Key datesOpened 21 September 1841 (21 September 1841)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burgess Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Northward view of the platforms in 1961
Northward view of the platforms in 2007

Burgess Hill railway station is on the Brighton Main Line and Thameslink in England, serving the town of Burgess Hill, West Sussex. It is 41 miles 39 chains (66.8 km) down the line from London Bridge via Redhill and is situated between Wivelsfield and Hassocks on the main line.[1] Train services are provided by Southern and Thameslink.

History[edit]

The first station at Burgess Hill was opened on 21 September 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway (L&BR), at the time of the completion of the route to Brighton. The original facilities were all in the small wooden hut (which still stands on platform 1) and wooden platforms set beside the main line. The L&BR became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) in 1846 and a track plan of the station dating from 1874 shows that by then several sidings and a signal box had been constructed at the station.[2]

Station facilities[edit]

The present station building dates from 1877 and is typical of LB&SCR stations of the period.[3] It contains:

  • Ticket office
  • Newsagent
  • Small cafe
  • Cash machine
  • Telephone
  • Covered bridge down to platforms
  • Seating
  • Shelters on both platforms covering four car train length
  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Ticket barriers at the main, east and west entrances

Services[edit]

As of May 2018, the typical off-peak Monday-Saturday services from this station are:[4]

  • Southbound:

On Sundays, the hourly Thameslink services between Brighton and Cambridge do not run.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Haywards Heath   Southern
Mainline West
  Preston Park
Horley
or Gatwick Airport
or Wivelsfield
  Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Hassocks
or Brighton
Haywards Heath
or Wivelsfield
  Thameslink
Thameslink
  Hassocks
or Brighton
Haywards Heath   Southern
Gatwick Express
Peak Times Only
  Hassocks
or Brighton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 15C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Turner, John Howard (1979). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. p. 131. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.
  3. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1989). Railway of the Southern Region. Patrick Stephens. p. 58. ISBN 1-85260-297-X.
  4. ^ Timetables : Southern

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°57′11″N 00°07′39″W / 50.95306°N 0.12750°W / 50.95306; -0.12750