Durrington-on-Sea railway station

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Durrington-on-Sea National Rail
Durrington Station 15 (07-07-2007).JPG
Location
PlaceDurrington
Local authorityWorthing, West Sussex
Grid referenceTQ120031
Operations
Station codeDUR
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.666 million
2014/15Decrease 0.649 million
2015/16Increase 0.665 million
2016/17Decrease 0.541 million
2017/18Increase 0.594 million
History
Key datesOpened 4 July 1937[1] (4 July 1937[1])
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 Durrington-on-Sea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Durrington-on-Sea railway station is in Goring, a suburb of Worthing in the county of West Sussex. It is 12 miles 13 chains (19.6 km) down the line from Brighton. The station is operated by Southern.

It is situated extremely close to the headquarters of West Sussex Primary Care NHS Trust and a large HM Revenue and Customs office.

It was designed in the Modernist style by the architect to the Southern Railway, James Robb Scott[2] and opened on 4 July 1937.[3] The architecture and design of station has drawn criticism from locals as the "grimmest stop in the South", but owners (Network Rail) and operator (Southern), refute claims of problems and cite lack of central government funding to rebuild stations.[1] Facilities at the station are limited - there is no enclosed waiting room or toilets.

The brick structure on top of the main station building, used to house a diesel generator as backup to power the train lines.[citation needed] It is only accessible via a small ladder from the roof. The structure now sits empty.

The station is staffed at the following times: Monday-Friday 0620-1645, Saturday 0720-1400, and Sunday 0810-1645.

Accessibility[edit]

There is step free access available from the street outside the main entrance to platform 1 (for services to London and Brighton) is available via the side gate. There is a footbridge with steps to platform 2 (services to Littlehampton and Portsmouth). Entrance to the ticket office is by steps from the street, although step-free access is possible via platform 1. In September 2008, the rear entrance direct to platform 2 was adapted for step free access.

Services[edit]

The station and all trains serving it are run by Southern but during peak times a few Thameslink trains to Littlehampton and Farringdon call here with the typical off-peak service consisting of the following:[citation needed]

Eastbound[edit]

Westbound[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Worthing   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Goring-by-Sea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The grimmest stop in the South" - The Argus - Paul Holden - 12 December 2006
  2. ^ Wright, Daniel (4 March 2015). "Modernism in Miniature". The Beauty of Transport. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Worthing's New Railway Station". Worthing Gazette. England. 7 July 1937. Retrieved 6 July 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′03″N 0°24′40″W / 50.81750°N 0.41111°W / 50.81750; -0.41111