Faygate railway station

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Faygate National Rail
Faygate Station, Faygate, West Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 27052.jpg
Location
Place Faygate
Local authority Horsham
Grid reference TQ217343
Operations
Station code FGT
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 7,704
2012/13 Increase 13,204
2013/14 Decrease 11,980
2014/15 Increase 13,532
2015/16 Decrease 13,222
History
Key dates Opened 14 February 1848 (14 February 1848)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Faygate from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Faygate Station is located on the Arun Valley Line, between Littlehaven and Ifield, 34.4 miles (55 km) from London Bridge.[1] It serves the small village of Faygate and the Faygate Business Centre, situated on the A264 in the countryside between Crawley and Horsham.

History[edit]

The single track branch line of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway between Three Bridges and Horsham was opened 14 February 1848.[2] Crawley and Faygate were intermediate stations each with two platforms to enable trains to pass. The line was doubled throughout during 1862 to coincide with the extension of the railway from Horsham to the Arun Valley.

Services[edit]

The station is unstaffed, and is served mostly in the peak hours. As of April 2015, there are 11 northbound and 12 southbound trains calling at the station on weekdays with no trains in either direction on weekends. Northbound, trains run from Horsham to either London Bridge or London Victoria; one of these trains is extended from Littlehampton. Southbound, trains run from London to Horsham; one of these trains is extended to Southampton Central.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Ifield   Southern
Arun Valley Line
  Littlehaven

References[edit]

  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey. PSL field guide to the railways of Southern Region. Wellingborough: Patrick stephens Ltd. p. 95. ISBN 1-85260-297-X. 
  2. ^ *Howard Turner, Charles (1977). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 1 Origins and Formation (1st edn ed.). London: Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-0275-X.  232-4.

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Coordinates: 51°05′46″N 0°15′47″W / 51.096°N 0.263°W / 51.096; -0.263