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Durrington on Sea railway station

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Place  Durrington
Station code  DUR
DfT category  E
Address  Worthing, United Kingdom
Local authority  Worthing
Grid reference  TQ120031
Managed by  Southern
2011/12  0.699 million
Number of platforms  2
Durrington-on-Sea railway station
Similar  West Worthing railway st, East Worthing railway st, Goring‑by‑Sea railway station, Southwick railway station, Portslade railway station

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

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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. 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.

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.

Services

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

Eastbound

  • 1tph to Brighton
  • 2tph to London Victoria
  • Westbound

  • 1tph to Southampton Central
  • 2tph to Littlehampton
  • References

    Durrington-on-Sea railway station Wikipedia


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