RailwayData | Ford Station

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Ford had 94,128 entries and exits, making it the 1,659th most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 229th busiest (out of 997), with 1,284 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 257.88 passengers* starting or ending their journey here and 1.41 passengers per service*, giving it the 1,544th (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.
* This increases to a daily average of 525.92 passengers passing through the station and 4.34 passengers per service when interchanges are included.
Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 29,506
Reduced price entries & exits: 46,540
Season ticket entries & exits: 18,082
Total entries & exits: 94,128
Interchanges made between connecting services: 97,834
Change in usage from 21/22: +2,020 : 2.19%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

1 - Up Brighton162589
2 - Down Brighton162589
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

301Brighton & Littlehampton - Chichester - Portsmouth & SouthamptonMay24
302Littlehampton - Ford - Barnham - Bognor Regis (Summary)May24
303Southampton, Portsmouth, Bognor & Barnham - Horsham & LondonMay24
To view timetables for other dateranges and routes, please visit our timetables page.

Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +31,422 (+50.11%)

Reasons for change:
2011-12 Cause of large increase not clear
2016-17 Southern industrial action and timetable changes
2017-18 Last year's figures affected by Southern industrial action and timetable changes
2021-22 Estimate at this station has increased by 0.8% after a range of new local ticketing products were included for the first time this year

Location Details

Location: Ford
Station Facility Owner: Govia Thameslink Railway (Southern)
OS Grid Ref: 500215 104280
Constituency: Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Local Authority: West Sussex
NR Region: South East
ELR: TBH2 19m 55ch


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Ford during 2022/2023:
•Littlehampton (6,612 journeys)
•Chichester (5,631 journeys)
•London Victoria (4,364 journeys)
•Brighton (4,074 journeys)
•Barnham (3,766 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Ford's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.