London Road (Brighton) railway station
|Location||Round Hill, Brighton, Brighton & Hove|
|Classification||DfT category E|
|Opened||1st October 1877|
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.
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.
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.
The station has a ticket office and also self-service ticket machines.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
East Coastway Line
Line and station open
|London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Kemp Town branch line
Line and station closed
- Transport in Brighton
- History of Brighton – with reference to the Second World War section describing the bombing of the London Road railway viaduct.
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