6 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Brighton Railway Station

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Sat atop one of Brighton’s busiest roads is the hustling and bustling hub that is Brighton Railway Station. We come in and out of it, sometimes on a daily basis, but how much do we know about the hectic station?

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Image via oldbike.eu

1. It was built in 1840 and initially only connected Brighton to Shoreham-By-Sea. Shortly afterwards it was connected to London Bridge.

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Image via conversation.which.co.uk

2. In 2011/12 Brighton was the seventh-busiest station in the country outside of London.

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Image via vintagebhodi.com

3. The large double-spanned curved glass and iron roof was substantially renovated in 1999 and 2000.

Credit: Clare Brown

Credit: Clare Brown

4. It was listed Grade II* as of 30th April 1973.

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Image via visitbrighton.com

5. Queuing systems are in place for football matches when trains to Falmer leave full and standing. Lewes Bonfire night also entails a queueing system due to the business of the station.

Credit: Lee Gaffon

Credit: Lee Gaffon

6. On the day of the London to Brighton bike ride in June, bikes are banned on many services.

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