SideTracked - Worthing Traditional Geocache
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This is a micro [35mm film case] hidden very near Worthing Station. I decided to place this cache after finding similar ones in Horsham.
Worthing railway station is the main station serving the town of Worthing in West Sussex. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Southern. The other operator is First Great Western. It is one of the main stations on the West Coastway Line; all timetabled trains stop here.
The main station entrance is on the south side in Station Approach. The passenger car park is on the north side of the station in Southcourt Road and has a separate entrance to the station. Parking is free only on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Some trains travelling from London to destinations west of Worthing (such as Southampton Central and Littlehampton) divide at Worthing. Passengers must ensure they are travelling in the correct portion of the train; platform and on-train announcements provide details. Similarly, some trains travelling from west to east towards London join at Worthing to form a single train. All three platforms are long enough to accommodate 12-coach trains.
At times in its history the station has been named Worthing Central. This name is sometimes incorrectly still used, either out of habit or intentionally to distinguish it from West Worthing and East Worthing stations.
The concourse and ticket office leads directly to the side platform (Platform 3), which is used mostly for westbound services. The island platform (Platforms 1 and 2) is connected to this platform by a subway, which also leads out to the car park.
In August 2007, ticket barriers were introduced separating the platforms from the ticket office. However, their effectiveness is compromised by the layout of the station insofar as the rear car park entrance leads directly to the subway connecting the platforms. A small ticket booth, frequently unmanned, has been installed in the subway in an attempt to address this issue.
Between November 2007 and February 2008, a refurbishing of the station took place re-painting it in the new Southern Trains colours, replacement of the roof glass on the station canopy's also took place.
The cache contains a log book and pencil at the time it was placed. Please ensure that you replace it carefully and in the very same way as otherwise it will get lost
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