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Durrington-on-Sea railway station

Durrington-on-Sea
Location
Place Durrington
Local authority Worthing, West Sussex
Grid reference
Operations
Station code DUR
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.580 million
2005/06 0.606 million
2006/07 0.646 million
2007/08 0.675 million
2008/09 0.669 million
2009/10 0.657 million
2010/11 0.686 million
2011/12 0.699 million
2012/13 0.717 million
History
Key dates Opened 4 July 1937[1] (4 July 1937[1])
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Durrington-on-Sea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Durrington-on-Sea railway station is in Durrington, a suburb of Worthing in the county of West Sussex. The station is operated by Southern.

It is situated extremely close to the headquarters of West Sussex Primary Care NHS Trust and a large HM Revenue and Customs office.

The architecture and design of station has drawn criticism from locals as the "The grimmest stop in the South", but owners (Network Rail) and operator (Southern), refute claims of problems and cite lack of central government funding to rebuild stations.[1] Facilities at the station are limited - there is no enclosed waiting room or toilets.

The brick structure on top of the main station building, used to house a diesel generator as backup to power the train lines. It is only accessible via a small ladder from the roof. The structure now sits empty.

The station is staffed at the following times: Monday-Friday 0620-1645, Saturday 0720-1400, and Sunday 0810-1645.

On the westbound platform, there is a PERTIS 'Permit to Travel' passenger-operated ticket-issuing machine available at those times when the ticket office is closed.

Contents

  • Accessibility 1
  • Services 2
    • Eastbound 2.1
    • Westbound 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Accessibility

There is step free access available from the street outside the main entrance to platform 1 (for services to London and Brighton) is available via the side gate. There is a footbridge with steps to platform 2 (services to Littlehampton and Portsmouth). Entrance to the ticket office is by steps from the street, although step-free access is possible via platform 1. In September 2008, the rear entrance direct to platform 2 was adapted for step free access.

Refer to the National Rail web pages for additional information http://nationalrail.co.uk/stations/DUR.html#Station_Accessibility

Services

The station and all trains serving it are run by Southern, with the typical off-peak service consisting of the following:

Eastbound

Westbound

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Worthing   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Goring-by-Sea

or Angmering

References

  1. ^ a b c "The grimmest stop in the South" - The Argus - Paul Holden - 12 December 2006

External links

  • Train times and station information for Durrington-on-Sea railway station from National Rail

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