Reigate railway station
|Local authority||Reigate and Banstead|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 4 July 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Reigate from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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On the North Downs Line, the station is managed by Southern, which use it as one of their termini and provide an hourly direct service to London Bridge.[n 1] First Great Western provide services to Reading via Guildford and Gatwick Airport via Redhill.
First-time users are often confused how to get between platforms when the ticket office is shut: there is a signposted but often overlooked underpass approximately 15 metres west of the ticket office over to Platform 2. On Sundays the ticket office is shut, so access to the less-used north platform (1) is enabled via a gate set into the fence approximately 40 metres further away from the subway. Westbound services to Dorking, Guildford and Reading always leave from the south platform (2); as a terminus, so too does the service to London Bridge via Redhill. Eastbound services toward Gatwick Airport via Redhill leave from platform 1.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Dorking Deepdene||First Great Western
North Downs Line
fast and stopping services between Reading and Gatwick Airport
|Betchworth||First Great Western
North Downs Line
hourly in peak hours/every two hours
First Great Western
Westbound, the semi-fast service calls only at Dorking (Deepdene), Guildford, North Camp, Blackwater, Wokingham and Reading. This service starts from Gatwick Airport. The stopping service's calling points alternate every two hours as follows:
|Hour 1||Dorking (Deepdene)||Gomshall||Chilworth||Shalford||Guildford||Ash||North Camp||Farnborough North||Blackwater||Sandhurst||Crowthorne||Wokingham||Reading|
|Hour 2||Betchworth||Dorking (Deepdene)||Dorking West||Shalford||Guildford||Ash||North Camp||Farnborough North||Blackwater||Sandhurst||Crowthorne||Wokingham||Reading|
This service starts from Redhill.
Similarly, eastbound, the stopping service runs only to Redhill (non-stop), while the semi-fast service continues to Gatwick Airport.
In peak hours the stopping service calls at all stations in both directions.
On Sundays the service is hourly in each direction. Eastbound, all off-peak trains continue to Gatwick Airport. Westbound, trains alternate each hour between:
- running semi-fast to Guildford, then stopping at all stations to Reading;
- stopping at all stations to Guildford, then running semi-fast to Reading.
A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Reigate railway station.
Notes and references
- This has been foreshortened from Charing Cross since December 2009, another London tube station and rail terminus.
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