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Pulborough railway station

Place Pulborough
Local authority Horsham, West Sussex
Grid reference
Station code PUL
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.358 million
2005/06 0.358 million
2006/07 0.399 million
2007/08 0.442 million
2008/09 0.431 million
2009/10 0.421 million
2010/11 0.450 million
2011/12 0.418 million
2012/13 0.425 million
10 October 1859 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pulborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pulborough railway station serves the West Sussex village of Pulborough. It is at the western end of the village, just off the A283 road.


  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The first railway to reach Pulborough was that from Horsham to Petworth, opened on 10 October 1859 and extended to Midhurst in 1866. Pulborough and Billingshurst were the only two intermediate stations at the time. Four years later a link was made to the Brighton to Portsmouth line; the new line diverged from the Petworth branch at Hardham Junction just south of Pulborough.

Three platform faces were provided: a Down side platform on which the main station buildings stood, and an island platform whose western face was used by Midhurst line trains. By World War II, these terminated at Pulborough rather than running to Horsham or beyond. Goods facilities and a cattle market were provided.[1][2]

Passenger train services to Midhurst and Petersfield were withdrawn in 1955, leaving just the Arun Valley Line serving Pulborough. The goods yard was closed in the mid 1960s and converted into a car park, and the goods shed is now a car repair centre. The station buildings, including a large, wide canopy on the island platform, remain largely unchanged with only two platform faces are now in use. The former up loop line used by Midhurst line trains has been removed.


The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:

On Sundays this is reduced to:

  • 1 tph to London Victoria
  • 1 tph to Bognor Regis
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Billingshurst   Southern
Arun Valley Line
  Amberley or Arundel
Disused railways
Terminus   London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Midhurst Railways



  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1986). Southern Main Lines – Crawley to Littlehampton. Midhurst: Middleton Press. pp. not cited.  
  2. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1984). PSL Field Guide – Railways of the Southern Region. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. not cited.  

External links

  • Train times and station information for Pulborough railway station from National Rail

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