Ford railway station

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Ford National Rail
Ford (Sussex) Station 04 (07-07-2007).JPG
Location
PlaceFord (Arundel)
Local authorityArun, West Sussex
Grid referenceTQ002042
Operations
Station codeFOD
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2 (was 3)
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.126 million
– Interchange Decrease 0.101 million
2014/15Decrease 0.124 million
– Interchange Decrease 95,508
2015/16Decrease 0.114 million
– Interchange Increase 0.112 million
2016/17Decrease 95,982
– Interchange Decrease 87,852
2017/18Increase 0.115 million
– Interchange Increase 97,168
History
Key datesOpened 8 June 1846 (8 June 1846)
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 Ford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Ford railway station is a railway station in Ford, West Sussex, England. It is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton and it is 60 miles 48 chains (97.5 km) down the line from London Bridge via Redhill. The station and the trains serving it are operated by Southern.

Location[edit]

Ford serves a rural community with only a few houses and one pub nearby, HMP Ford is about one mile south of the station. Adjacent to the station is a large model railway shop.

Ford station is close to the junction from the West Coastway line to the Arun Valley Line and the short branch to Littlehampton. It is sometimes used as an interchange for those lines, however, due to the station's lack of facilities, most passengers prefer to change at Barnham.

Facilities[edit]

Ford station has a ticket office which is open for part of the day. There are PERTIS 'Permit to Travel' passenger-operated ticket-issuing machines available at the entrances from the road to both platforms at those times when the ticket office is closed.

Ford was a 3 platform station but one platform was closed and is now abandoned and overgrown.

  • Ticket office (1 Window)
  • Waiting Rooms x2
  • Vending Machine (Sells Tea & Coffee)
  • Toilets
  • Post Box
  • Sheltered seating around the station
  • Departure Boards (1 on both platforms)
  • Subway (linking platforms)
  • Car Park

Information[edit]

The station is staffed Monday-Saturday 06:30-13:20 and Sunday 08:10-15:40. It has CCTV installed.[1]

Services[edit]

Despite being a relatively lightly-used station in terms of ticket purchases, Ford is served by a large number of services throughout the day - a total of 5 trains per hour call here each way during the off-peak. The typical off-peak service is as follows:

Eastbound[edit]

Westbound[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 5 August 1951, an electric multiple unit overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with another at the station. Ten people were killed and 46 were injured.[2][3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Angmering   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Barnham
Littlehampton   Southern
West Coastway Line
Littlehampton branch
 
Arundel   Southern
Arun Valley Line
 

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/fod/details.html As of 12 February 2009
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-906899-50-2.
  3. ^ Moody, G. T. (1979) [1957]. Southern Electric 1909-1979 (Fifth ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan Ltd. p. 120. ISBN 0 7110 0924 4.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′46″N 0°34′43″W / 50.82944°N 0.57861°W / 50.82944; -0.57861