London Road (Brighton) railway station

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London Road (Brighton) National Rail
LRB Station 01.jpg
Location
PlaceRound Hill, Brighton
Local authorityBrighton & Hove
Grid referenceTQ313057
Operations
Station codeLRB
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.494 million
2014/15Increase 0.506 million
2015/16Decrease 0.504 million
2016/17Decrease 0.382 million
2017/18Increase 0.431 million
History
Key datesOpened 1877 (1877)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.

London Road (Brighton) railway station is a railway station located in Round Hill, an eastern suburb of Brighton in East Sussex. It is the first intermediate station on the Brighton branch of the East Coastway Line, 57 chains (1.1 km) down the line from Brighton station. The station is managed by Southern, who operate all services on the line.

Despite its name, the station is not located on London Road, which passes some 400 yards (370 m) southwest of the station and bears the name Preston Road at the nearest point.

History[edit]

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 Kemp Town branch line closed in 1971, trains to Kemptown 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.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is:

As of the Southern May 2018 new timetable,[timeframe?] the Brighton to Ore service no longer calls here, as well as the newly introduced, fast Brighton to Hastings service.

The station has a ticket office and also self-service ticket machines.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brighton   Southern
East Coastway Line
  Moulsecoomb
Disused railways
Brighton
Line and station open
  London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Kemp Town branch line
  Lewes Road
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 50°50′12″N 0°08′11″W / 50.83667°N 0.13639°W / 50.83667; -0.13639