London Road (Brighton) railway station
|London Road (Brighton)|
|Local authority||Brighton & Hove|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1877|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at London Road (Brighton) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
London Road station was designed by David Mocatta (the designer of Brighton Station) and opened on 1 October 1877, following housing development in the surrounding area. It was originally to be called Ditchling Rise, a more accurate name as London Road is a little way away. Until the branch closed in 1971, trains to Kemp Town diverged from the Brighton – Lewes line here.
The Lewes-side platform building was demolished in the early 1980s. The station had a substantial refurbishment at the end of 2004 with some add on parts to the original building demolished. The station has also been home to the Brighton Model Railway Club since 1971.
The typical off-peak service is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to Brighton
- 2tph to Seaford
- 1tph to Ore via Eastbourne and Hastings
- 1tph to Lewes
The station ticket office is open from 0645 to 1330 hours, Mondays to Saturdays. There are also self-service ticket machines on each platform, accepting cash and credit/debit cards.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
East Coastway Line
Kemp Town Branch
- Transport in Brighton
- History of Brighton – with reference to the Second World War section describing the bombing of the London Road railway viaduct.
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