London Road (Brighton) railway station

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London Road (Brighton)
National Rail
LRB Station 01.jpg
LocationRound Hill, Brighton, Brighton & Hove
England
Grid referenceTQ313057
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeLRB
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Opened1st October 1877
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 0.504 million
2016/17Decrease 0.382 million
2017/18Increase 0.431 million
2018/19Increase 0.464 million
2019/20Decrease 0.450 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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 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.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is:

As of the new timetable, which was introduced in May 2018, the hourly Brighton to Ore service no longer calls here, as well as the newly introduced Brighton to Hastings express service.

Usual Brighton to Lewes and Brighton to Seaford services are operated with 4-car Class 377s, instead of the usual Class 313s on matchdays at the Falmer Stadium.

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