COMMUTERS have seen many defining changes to Brighton Station over the years.
Now it is considered one of the top ten busiest stations in the UK outside London.
It was built by the London & Brighton Railway in 1840, initially connecting Brighton to Shoreham westwards along the coast. Shortly afterwards it was connected to London Bridge and Lewes.
After years of new lines being added to Brighton Station, the creation of a new stairway gave commuters access to Trafalgar Street in 1924.
In 1979, a new travel centre was built that positively changed the nature of how Brighton’s tourists accessed information about the city when arriving at the station.
Can you remember the 1979 works or how the new travel centre impacted on the station and commuters?
Was the station busier with the new travel centre?
Shortly after this, in 1980, a new ticket office was built to deal with the increasing demands of customers.
The station currently has a large double-spanned curved glass and iron roof covering the platforms, which was substantially renovated in 1999 and 2000.
Building work on the station’s travel centre and other centre station frontage, as well as a large amount of internal reorganisation, gave the building a new lease of life in 2013.
How do you think the station and the surrounding railway lines have been maintained over the years?
Do you think the station deserves more investment?
Brighton Station was made a Grade II* listed building on April 30, 1973.
As of February 2001, it was one of 70 Grade II* listed buildings and structures, and 1,218 listed buildings of all grades, to be found in Brighton and Hove.