Aldrington railway station

Aldrington railway station, sometimes known by its former names of Aldrington Halt and Dyke Junction, is a railway station that serves the area of Aldrington in Hove, in East Sussex, England. The station is 1 mile 74 chains (3.1 km) from Brighton on the West Coastway Line.

Aldrington
National Rail
Aldrington railway station.JPG
Westward view from the eastbound platform at Aldrington
LocationHove, Brighton & Hove
England
Grid referenceTQ281056
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeAGT
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
3 September 1905opened as Dyke Jn Halt
17 June 1932resited and renamed Aldrington Halt
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.186 million
2017/18Increase 0.194 million
2018/19Increase 0.207 million
2019/20Increase 0.225 million
2020/21Decrease 58,282
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
View eastward, towards Hove and Brighton

Dyke Junction Halt was opened in 1905 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway with short wooden platforms. In 1932 new longer platforms were constructed on an adjacent site nearer Hove to the previous platforms. They were renamed Aldrington Halt and later rebuilt in concrete by the Southern Railway. It is situated just east of the former junction with the branch line to Devil's Dyke, which opened in 1887 and closed in 1939; the layout and curvature of certain roads and buildings immediately north-west of the station indicates where the branch ran.

The station was staffed during peak hours until approximately 1990, after which the hut which served as a ticket office was demolished. By 2009 the old concrete shelters had been replaced with reinforced plastic shelters which are now the only features on the platforms. Ramps lead down to street level.

There are ticket-issuing machines at the entrances to each platform. Pre-purchased tickets can also be collected on these machines. There is no footbridge connecting the platforms with each other. However, there is a tunnel under the railway lines at the western end of the platforms which was originally built to allow the local farmer to move his cattle between fields which became separated with the arrival of the railway.

HistoryEdit

Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail.

ServicesEdit

All services at Aldrington are operated by Southern using Class 313 and 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[1]

During the peak hours, there are additional services to Littlehampton, London Victoria, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

On Sundays, one of the West Worthing services extend to Portsmouth Harbour and the other extends to Southampton Central.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Southern
Disused railways
Hove   London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
  Rowan Halt

ReferencesEdit

References

  1. ^ Table 188 National Rail timetable, May 2020

Sources

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°50′11″N 0°10′54″W / 50.83639°N 0.18167°W / 50.83639; -0.18167