Tolworth railway station

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Tolworth
Location of Tolworth in Greater London
Location Tolworth
Local authority Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South Western Railway
Station codeTOL
DfT category E
Number of platforms2
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase2.svg 0.616 million [1]
2019–20Decrease2.svg 0.551 million [1]
2020–21Decrease2.svg 0.156 million [1]
2021–22Increase2.svg 0.385 million [1]
2022–23Increase2.svg 0.496 million [1]
Railway companies
Original company Southern Railway
Key dates
29 May 1938Opened (Terminus)
28 May 1939Through station
Other information
External links
WGS84 51°22′36″N0°16′46″W / 51.3768°N 0.2794°W / 51.3768; -0.2794
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg  London transportportal

Tolworth railway station, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south London, is a station on the Chessington Branch Line, 12 miles 6 chains (19.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station is part of the London suburban network of South Western Railway and is in Travelcard Zone 5.

Contents

The station, like all others on the branch, is built in the art deco style of the 1930s using concrete arcs for canopies; it was opened, as the original terminus of the branch, on 29 May 1938. [2] Station buildings are below at street level on the Kingston Road. The original goods depot is now partly a freight depot operated by DB Cargo UK. The remaining area of the site is operated by London United as a bus depot. [3] [ citation needed ]

Services

South Western Railway operate all the services on the Chessington Branch Line and all trains that stop at Tolworth station. In the inbound direction, trains service the station every thirty minutes during both peak and off-peak hours. Local trains run at all times to London Waterloo, calling at all stations for exception of Queenstown Road. [4] These trains take 33 minutes to arrive at London Waterloo.

In the outbound direction all services call locally, taking four minutes to arrive at Chessington South.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Malden Manor   South Western Railway
Chessington Branch Line
  Chessington North
Future development
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Chessington North Crossrail 2 Malden Manor

Connections

London Buses routes 406, 418, and K2 serve the station directly. Routes 281 and K1 are accessible with a short walk, though given they both service the busy main line Surbiton railway station, interchange is less popular by virtue of the greater frequency of service from Surbiton to London Waterloo. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. "New contracts create 200 bus driver jobs". News Shopper. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  4. "Chessington Branch Line timetable" (PDF). South West Trains. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  5. "Buses in Tolworth" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2018.