Tadworth railway station
Location of Tadworth in Surrey
|Local authority||Reigate and Banstead|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1900||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
|London Transport portal
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This is the penultimate station on the Tattenham Corner Line. Train services and the station are operated by Southern. Tattenham Corner the terminus is north and is close to Epsom Downs railway station: London-bound trains since 1990s privatisation are worked under a different franchise sector of London's periphery. The rivalry of the two stations further north is due to traditionally regular sufficient competition among London and national race-goers wishing to attend Epsom Downs Racecourse — the line opened on Derby Day on 4 June 1901, having arrived through (even with cheap labour) relatively costly cuttings from the south. The course taken brought the railway through the centre of Tadworth, before turning sharply north having headed west through Kingswood and yet started heading south then west; since at least World War II the start point has been from London Bridge station next to the City of London.
There are separate platforms for 'down' trains north to Tattenham Corner and 'up' trains to Purley and London, linked by a road overbridge at the south end of the station on which is located the former station building.
Typical off-peak train service per hour:
- two to London Bridge via East Croydon
- one to Purley, one station south of East Croydon
- three to Tattenham Corner, the following station to the north
From 2018 as part of the Thameslink Programme it is proposed that Tattenham Corner Line services are extended beyond London Bridge to the north (to call at London Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and London St Pancras) to Cambridge. 
There are self-service ticket machines at the London-bound platform entrance (without rural PERTIS 'Permit to Travel' option).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tattenham Corner Line
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- H.E. Malden, ed. (1911). "Parishes: Banstead". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Interactive Maps Surrey County Council. Accessed 2015-04-15
- BBC R&D (2012). "BBC Kingswood Warren". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- Adrian Wymann (2007). "Epsom Downs Branch - Early History (1865 - 1928)". Wymann.info. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
- Proposed Thameslink service pattern
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