Shoreham-by-Sea railway station

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National Rail
General information
LocationShoreham-by-Sea, Adur, West Sussex
Grid referenceTQ218052
Managed bySouthern
Other information
Station codeSSE
ClassificationDfT category D
Key dates
12 May 1840Opened (Shoreham)
1 July 1906Renamed (Shoreham Harbour)
1 October 1906Renamed (Shoreham-by-Sea)
2016/17Decrease 1.139 million
2017/18Increase 1.235 million
2018/19Increase 1.317 million
2019/20Increase 1.372 million
2020/21Decrease 0.418 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail & Road

Shoreham-by-Sea railway station serves the town of Shoreham-by-Sea in the county of West Sussex, and also serves the nearby Shoreham Airport. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, primarily under its Southern brand, but also as Thameslink.

It is 5 miles 69 chains (9.4 km) down the line from Brighton. Both platforms can handle trains with up to 12 coaches.


The original Shoreham station was a terminus built by the London & Brighton Railway and was opened on 11 May 1840. The original building was demolished in 1845 when the Brighton and Chichester Railway opened its line to Worthing railway station. Both railways merged with others in July 1846 to become the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.


The station has a staffed ticket office which is open for the majority of the day on all days as well as self-service ticket machines available. The station also has a passenger waiting room, café and toilets which are open when the station is staffed.

Both platforms and the waiting room have departure boards as well as modern help points and are both fully accessible with step-free access available throughout the station.[1]

The station has a large chargeable car park at its entrance as well as a large bicycle storage facility.[2]


Off-peak services at Shoreham-by-Sea are operated by Southern using Class 313 and 377s.

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

These services are operated by Southern.

During the peak periods, there are a small number of trains between Littlehampton, London Bridge and Bedford, operated by Thameslink.

On Sundays, the services to West Worthing do not run and the service to London Victoria and Littlehampton is reduced to 1 tph.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bedford to Littlehampton
Peak Hours Only
Disused railways
Southwick   British Rail
Southern Region


Until May 2022, Great Western Railway operated limited services between Brighton, Portsmouth Harbour and Bristol Temple Meads that called at Shoreham-by-Sea.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Shoreham-by-Sea station information". Southern. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Parking at Shoreham-by-Sea station". APCOA Parking. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  3. ^ Table 186, 188 National Rail timetable, May 2020
  4. ^ Great Western Railway to terminate Brighton services Rail issue 952 9 March 2022 page 22
  5. ^ Great Western Railway set to axe Brighton service The Argus 21 April 2022
  6. ^ Great Western Railway services calling at Shoreham=by-Sea on 13 May 2022 Realtime Trains

External links[edit]

Media related to Shoreham-by-Sea railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°50′03″N 0°16′17″W / 50.83417°N 0.27139°W / 50.83417; -0.27139