Fishersgate railway station

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Fishersgate
National Rail
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LocationSouthwick, Adur
England
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
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeFSG
ClassificationDfT category F1
History
Original companyLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-groupingLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
3 September 1905Opened as Fishersgate Halt
5 May 1969Renamed Fishersgate
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.124 million
2016/17Decrease 92,456
2017/18Increase 0.115 million
2018/19Increase 0.133 million
2019/20Increase 0.140 million
Notes
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.

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]

All services at Fishersgate are operated by Southern using Class 313 and 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

During the peak hours, there are additional services to Littlehampton, London Victoria, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

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
Southern

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map". Map images. National Library of Scotland.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 97. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Table 188 National Rail timetable, May 2020

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