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Written by Christopher Ward - 17 Jan 2006
last update by Nick Harling - 14 Jun 2007
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Location notes
Horsham station is located about 1-2 miles out from the main town centre.
Railway type and traffic
Southern 377s, 319s and 455s. The occasional charter working, often including the Cathedrals Express.

Update:Network Rail have been using the old yard, to the north of the road bridge, to stable and load the MPVs used throughout the area on RHTT, weedkilling and de-icing duties. You can normally see four or five of these sets clearly from the road bridge. There are also, more often than not, one or two track machines present.
Horsham is a quiet town, with not too much by way of trouble. Having said that, it is best to avoid the housing estate behind the station after dark.
Road directions
Follow the M23 from the M25 (signs to Gatwick), carry on along the motorway and it is easily signposted from two junctions on. Follow the A264 and take the road towards Horsham Industrial Estate. The station is then signposted.

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Horsham map co-ordinates
There is a pay and display car park round the back of the station, or a Park and ride into the town centre and a bus service to the station.
Public transport
There are regular trains from London (Victoria), Gatwick, Three Bridges, Portsmouth, or buses serving the local area.

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There are toilets on the station, and a small shop on the concourse and a pub just outside the station. There is a Tesco Express 10-15 min walk away (over the bridge and straight on) or several buses into the town centre where there are fast food outlets and two supermarkets. Also, there is a small cafe in the nearby park, next to the Council Offices.
The Kings Head hotel in Horsham, and several in nearby Crawley or Gatwick.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Horsham general view map
Horsham close up map

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Photographic notes
The road bridge offers the best view of Down (southbound) trains, plus a view of the old yard. The light is good throughout much of the day, and all angles are available.
From the platforms, the straight section to the south is good.

General views - All photographs © Christopher Ward unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

The view north from the road bridge.

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

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