Burgess Hill railway station
Burgess Hill railway station is on the Brighton Main Line and Thameslink in England, serving the town of Burgess Hill, West Sussex. It is 41 miles 39 chains (66.8 km) down the line from London Bridge via Redhill and is situated between Wivelsfield and Hassocks on the main line. Train services are provided by Southern and Thameslink.
|Local authority||District of Mid Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 21 September 1841|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burgess Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The first station at Burgess Hill was opened on 21 September 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway (L&BR), at the time of the completion of the route to Brighton. The original facilities were all in the small wooden hut (which still stands on platform 1) and wooden platforms set beside the main line. The L&BR became the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) in 1846 and a track plan of the station dating from 1874 shows that by then several sidings and a signal box had been constructed at the station.
The present station building dates from 1877 and is typical of LB&SCR stations of the period. It contains:
- Ticket office
- Small cafe
- Cash machine
- Covered bridge down to platforms
- Shelters on both platforms covering four car train length
- Car park
- Ticket barriers at the main, east and west entrances
As of May 2018, the typical off-peak Monday-Saturday services from this station are:
- 5 tph (trains per hour) to Brighton
On Sundays, the hourly Thameslink services between Brighton and Cambridge do not run.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
or Gatwick Airport
Brighton Main Line
Peak Times Only
- Yonge, John (November 2008) . Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 15C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
- Turner, John Howard (1979). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. p. 131. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.
- Body, Geoffrey (1989). Railway of the Southern Region. Patrick Stephens. p. 58. ISBN 1-85260-297-X.
- Timetables : Southern