Fishersgate railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
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.
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||Following station|
West Coastway Line
- 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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