Fishersgate railway station
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|3 September 1905||Opened as Fishersgate Halt|
|5 May 1969||Renamed Fishersgate|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Fishersgate railway station is a railway station in West Sussex, England, serving both the eastern part of Southwick, as well as the western part of Portslade in Brighton and Hove. The station is operated by Southern and is 3 miles 47 chains (5.8 km) down the line from Brighton.
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. 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.
There is step-free access to both platforms.
The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:
On Sundays, one of the West Worthing services extend to Portsmouth Harbour and the other extends to Southampton Central.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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