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Portslade railway station (in full, Portslade & West Hove station) is a railway station serving the town of Portslade-by-Sea in East Sussex, England, but located on the western fringes of the village of Aldrington (a part commonly known as 'West Hove'). It is 2 miles 73 chains (4.7 km) down the line from Brighton.

Portslade National Rail
Portslade Station 2.jpg
Location
PlacePortslade
Local authorityBrighton & Hove
Grid referenceTQ264055
Operations
Station codePLD
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.102 million
2014/15Increase 1.147 million
2015/16Increase 1.149 million
2016/17Decrease 0.951 million
2017/18Increase 1.070 million
History
Key datesOpened 12 May 1840 (12 May 1840)
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 Portslade from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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ServicesEdit

The station is operated by Southern and is on the West Coastway Line just outside Brighton. The standard Monday-Saturday off-peak service consists of 5 trains per hour in each direction:

EastboundEdit

WestboundEdit

On Sundays, the services to West Worthing do not operate.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Aldrington   Southern
West Coastway Line
Stopping services
  Fishersgate
Hove   Southern
West Coastway Line
Semi-fast services
  Southwick
Hove   Southern
West Coastway Line
(from London)
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Shoreham-by-Sea

Future developmentsEdit

The Thameslink Programme contains proposals to extend the Thameslink network to various additional routes in southern England; one of these would be the section of the West Coastway line between Hove and Littlehampton, with services running via the Cliftonville Curve from the Brighton Main Line. This will see services that currently terminate at London Bridge continuing through Central London and north wards via the Midland Main Line or East Coast Main Line to destinations such as Luton or Cambridge. This however is not imminent, a Department for Transport whitepaper states only that "the Thameslink Programme will be completed by the end of 2015" and that "interim outputs will be delivered by the end of 2011".[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Delivering a Sustainable Railway - White Paper CM 7176". Department for Transport. 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.

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