West Worthing railway station

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West Worthing National Rail
West Worthing Station 01.JPG
Main station building at West Worthing
Location
Place Worthing
Local authority Worthing, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ132033
Operations
Station code WWO
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.670 million
2012/13 Increase 0.708 million
2013/14 Increase 0.729 million
2014/15 Increase 0.763 million
2015/16 Increase 0.773 million
History
Key dates Opened 4 November 1889 (4 November 1889)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Worthing from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Worthing railway station is in Worthing in the county of West Sussex, England. 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.[1]

In August 2007, the Government announced that Thameslink [2000] project would finally proceed and 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]

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service pattern is as follows:

Eastbound[edit]

Westbound[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Worthing   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Terminus or

Durrington-on-Sea

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