West Worthing railway station

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West Worthing
National Rail
West Worthing Station 01.JPG
Main station building at West Worthing
LocationWorthing, Worthing, West Sussex
United Kingdom
Grid referenceTQ132033
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeWWO
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Opened4 November 1889 (4 November 1889)
Passengers
2014/15Increase 0.763 million[1]
2015/16Increase 0.773 million[1]
2016/17Decrease 0.621 million[1]
2017/18Increase 0.676 million[1]
2018/19Increase 0.735 million[1]

West Worthing railway station is in Worthing in the county of West Sussex, England. It is 11 miles 30 chains (18.3 km) down the line from Brighton. The station is operated by Southern.

Immediately west of the station, there is a stabling point and a series of sidings. Two trains terminate here every hour on a normal weekday timetabled service running to and from Brighton.

History[edit]

Historically, the station was planned to be the southern terminus of a new line running from the Midlands to the South Coast, and delivering holidaymakers to the new town of West Worthing; it was consequently built near the northern end of Grand Avenue, which runs from the station to the sea. The line was never constructed.

The station was built by J.T. Firbank and opened on 4 November 1889. It was expanded by the addition of a large goods yard in 1905 which catered for the produce of the large number of market gardens in the area, but by 1932 part of the yard was given over to the carriage sheds which, until mid-2008, stood to the west of the station.[2]

In January 2008 demolition of the former depot building began. The building was removed because of asbestos and poor condition of the structure.

Services[edit]

Off-peak, all services at West Worthing are operated by Southern. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

2 tph from Brighton start/terminate at West Worthing during the off-peak period.

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

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southern
Southern
West Coastway line Stopping Services
Terminus
Thameslink
Bedford to Littlehampton
Peak Hours Only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Annual estimated intercity rail passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society Retrieved 8 Nov 08
  3. ^ "Timetable 24: Littlehampton and Worthing to Brighton and London" (PDF). Southern, December 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′06″N 0°23′34″W / 50.81833°N 0.39278°W / 50.81833; -0.39278