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Falmer

Falmer station is situated on the LB&SCR line from Brighton to Lewes and owes its survival today to the number of university students that use the station with the University of Sussex situated to the north of the station and the University of Brighton to the south. Road access is not easy, from the west-bound carriageway of the fast A27, and parking facilities here are minimal. At the time of the photographs Falmer station was still resplendent in Connex colours.

The photographs on these pages were all taken on 15th September 2004.

 
Falmer As with so many stations today, some of the building is in use as a private residence, although the booking office remains in railway use.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
Once upon a time all stations had a station cat, with a milk allowance, to keep down any rodents that might take a fancy to foodstuffs and etc. in the goods shed! Although not a railway cat in the true sense of the expression, Falmer station has its tabby to keep an eye on things!

photograph by Peter Richards

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Falmer When the booking office is closed access to the station is by this gate on the left side of the building. The land on either side is the now the garden for the occupants of the station house.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
The station's lifeblood is students, and this sign welcomes them. The University of Brighton is behind the fence, whilst the University of Sussex is reached through a subway under the A27 in the opposite direction.

photograph by Peter Richards

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Falmer Looking towards Lewes, along platform two.

photograph by Peter Richards

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This page was created 21 September 2004

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