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Amberley

Amberley is situated on the Arun Valley line, between Pulborough and Arundel. The station itself is a little way down the road from the village that gives the name to it, and it could just as easily be called Houghton if distance is anything to go by. Behind the station is the famous Amberley Chalk Pits musuem, which must be one of the largest sources of custom for the station.
 
Station building The station as photographed in Network SouthEast colours in April 1987. The Signalbox is under the platform canopy on the down side of the station.

Apparently the Signalmen have to be careful about leaving the box door open when the nearby Chalkpits Museum is busy as people tend to stroll in thinking the old-fashioned 'box is part of the display!

photograph by Mark Westcott

 
The view looking north from the station, taken from the footbridge in April 1987.

photograph by Mark Westcott

Station building
 
Station building Now looking south towards Arundel, taken from under the canopy of the down platform (and showing the station name has been removed from the Signalbox) during April 1987. Although all the up and down signals are off this does not suggest that trains were due immediately as Amberley 'box was frequently switched out of circuit. This, of course, was in the days before the 'box was boxed in with metal security shutters.

photograph by Mark Westcott

 
A close-up of the waiting shelter on the up platform, April 1987.

photograph by Mark Westcott

Station building
 
Station building Now in Connex South Central colours, the main station building in 2003, as seen from the footbridge.

photograph by Nick Beck

 
A view of the front of the station building, seen from the car park. The entrance to the Chalk Pits musuem is directly behind the photographer.

photograph by Nick Beck

Station building
 
Platform shelter Platform shelter on the up platform.

photograph by Nick Beck

 
The footbridge, as seen looking towards Pulborough.

photograph by Nick Beck

footbridge

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