- Wivelsfield railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Wivelsfield
code = WVF
manager = Southern
Mid Sussex, West Sussex
usage0405 = 0.421
usage0506 = 0.426
usage0607 = 0.451
platforms = 2
events = Opened (Keymer Junction)
1 August 1886Mitchell, Vic and Smith, Keith (1986). "Southern Main Lines - Three Bridges to Brighton". Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-35-5]
events1 = Renamed (Wivelsfield)
1 July 1896
Wivelsfield railway station serves World's End and other northern parts of
Burgess Hillin West Sussex. It is approximately 2 miles from the village of Wivelsfield, which lies northeast of the town of Burgess Hill. The station is also 16 km (10 miles) north of Brighton.
The station is just north of Keymer Junction, where the
East Coastway Linetowards Lewesand Eastbournediverges from the Brighton Main Line, and it was known as Keymer Junction from its opening on 1 August 1886until 1 July 1896.
The station is located on a narrow, high embankment. Just two months after it opened, heavy rain caused a landslip which caused a long section of the Up (northbound) platform, and the waiting room building, to collapse and fall down the embankment. Thirteen years later, on
23 December 1899, a serious accident happened here, when a red signal was obscured by thick fog. A train from Brighton collided with a boat train from Newhaven Harbour at 40mph, and six passengers were killed .
Train services are provided by Southern and
First Capital Connect.
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