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There may be plenty of railway bridges near the busy junction of Three Bridges in Crawley, West Sussex but that's not where the name comes from. A small village was here well before the railway came, named after three nearby crossings over tributaries of the River Mole. What can be attributed to the railway is the area's blossoming into a much bigger town. In 1841 Three Bridges station opened as part of the London and Brighton Railway and over the next few decades other lines, yards and a depot followed, along with the associated housing and commercial growth. Nowadays, Three Bridges station is still a key intersection of the London-to-Brighton and London-to-Portsmouth lines. It is also home to an operating centre that controls signals across a large part of the South East. Some three million passenger journeys start or end at the station every year with upwards of 16 trains an hour calling here.

Station details & facilities

The entrance to Three Bridges station is on Haslett Avenue with a small drop-off area in front of the ticket hall. The pay-and-display car park, taxi rank and cycle storage is to the right of the entrance. Inside the concourse are some shops, a cafe and ticket machines. Access to all five platforms is via a subway and stairs, lifts or ramp. Toilets and waiting rooms are located in the middle of the islands for platforms 1/2 and 3/4.

Departures and arrivals from Three Bridges

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Three Bridges station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HorshamThameslink09:243On time
to BedfordThameslink09:261On time
to BedfordThameslink09:314On time
to London VictoriaSouthern09:352On time
to CambridgeThameslink09:404On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PeterboroughThameslink09:233On time
from BedfordThameslink09:283On time
from BrightonThameslink09:304On time
from Bognor RegisSouthern09:332On time
from Portsmouth HarbourSouthern09:332On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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