Fishersgate railway station

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Fishersgate National Rail
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Location
PlaceSouthwick
Local authorityAdur
Coordinates50°50′03″N 0°13′08″W / 50.83417°N 0.21889°W / 50.83417; -0.21889Coordinates: 50°50′03″N 0°13′08″W / 50.83417°N 0.21889°W / 50.83417; -0.21889
Grid referenceTQ255054
Operations
Station codeFSG
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.114 million
2014/15Increase 0.122 million
2015/16Increase 0.124 million
2016/17Decrease 92,456
2017/18Increase 0.115 million
History
Original companyLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-groupingLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
3 September 1905Opened as Fishersgate Halt
5 May 1969Renamed Fishersgate
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 Fishersgate from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Fishersgate railway station is a railway station in West Sussex, England, serving the area of Shoreham by Sea known as Fishersgate east of its Southwick part as well as parts of Portslade within Brighton and Hove City Council in the ceremonial county East Sussex. The station is operated by Southern and is 3 miles 47 chains (5.8 km) down the line from Brighton.

Location[edit]

The station is unusually close to a major boundary, one which is urban with no nearby buffer zones – immediately east of the station is the Vale Park part of Portslade and higher Portslade Village for which this is the nearest station. Fishersgate itself amounts in its mainland residential part to an outlying part of either that greater community, discounting its community church, or the east end of Southwick, having its football stadium much closer to the station than Southwick railway station for example.[1] The east arm of Shoreham Harbour is metres from the English Channel here, separated by a breakwater spit with warehouses, storage/loading yards, affording some unobstructed views out to sea. The west extreme of the spit of land closer to Southwick has a small non-nuclear power station and a small sewage works bolstering local employment, and Fishersgate has a fuel depot and some dock buildings.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 3 September 1905, and was originally named Fishersgate Halt. On 5 May 1969 it was renamed Fishersgate.[2]

There is step-free access to both platforms.

The station is operated by Southern and is on the West Coastway Line. It has no ticket office, instead, a cash or credit card ticket machine.

Services[edit]

As of 2015, the standard off-peak train services are:

On Sundays, one of the West Worthing services extend to Portsmouth Harbour and the other extends to Southampton Central.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Portslade   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Southwick

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=50.8429&lon=-0.2193&layers=1&b=6
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 97. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

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