Falmer railway station

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Falmer National Rail
Falmer railway station.jpg
Falmer railway station in 2005
Location
PlaceFalmer
Local authorityBrighton and Hove
Grid referenceTQ347086
Operations
Station codeFMR
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 1.250 million
2013/14Increase 1.317 million
2014/15Increase 1.336 million
2015/16Decrease 1.334 million
2016/17Decrease 1.177 million
History
8 June 1846Opened
1 August 1865Resited
1890Rebuilt
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 Falmer from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Falmer railway station is in East Sussex, south-east England, 3 miles 39 chains (5.6 km) from Brighton on the East Coastway Line. It is operated by Southern.

The station serves the village of Falmer as well as the University of Sussex campus and the University of Brighton Falmer Campus. It also serves Falmer Stadium, the new home of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. (opened August 2011). The buildings on the down (eastbound) platform side include a well-preserved, unusual example of a signal-box.

The original station was approximately 53 chains east of its present location, and opened on 8 June 1846. It was moved to its present location, much closer to the village, on 1 August 1865, and rebuilt in 1890.[1] The buildings on the down (eastbound) platform date from this time, but modern replacements have been installed on the westbound side.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service is:

Additional matchday-only trains operate to and from Falmer from Brighton and Lewes to serve the Falmer Stadium.

In addition, most matchday services are strengthened with extra carriages, although when matches occur midweek, there isn't always enough stock to strengthen all services. The strengthening of these services has caused the platforms at Falmer to be extended to 8 car to accommodate these longer trains.[citation needed]

A queuing system is in operation in both directions after full-time at the stadium.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Moulsecoomb   Southern
East Coastway Line
  Lewes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic and Smith, Keith (1985). South Coast Railways - Brighton to Eastbourne., plate 42. Middleton Press, Midhurst. ISBN 0-906520-16-9

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°51′43″N 0°05′14″W / 50.86194°N 0.08722°W / 50.86194; -0.08722