Wivelsfield railway station


Wivelsfield railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Wivelsfield
code = WVF


manager = Southern
locale = Burgess Hill
borough = Mid Sussex, West Sussex
usage0405 = 0.421
usage0506 = 0.426
usage0607 = 0.451
platforms = 2
events = Opened (Keymer Junction)
years = 1 August 1886 Mitchell, Vic and Smith, Keith (1986). "Southern Main Lines - Three Bridges to Brighton". Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-35-5]
events1 = Renamed (Wivelsfield)
years1 = 1 July 1896

Wivelsfield railway station serves World's End and other northern parts of Burgess Hill in 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 Line towards Lewes and Eastbourne diverges from the Brighton Main Line, and it was known as Keymer Junction from its opening on 1 August 1886 until 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 .

Services

Train services are provided by Southern and First Capital Connect.

The typical service from the station is:
*3tph to Brighton
*2tph to Bedford via London
*1tph to London Victoria
*1tph to Watford Junction via East Croydon and Clapham Junction
*1tph to Eastbourne

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