Tadworth railway station

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Tadworth National Rail
Tadworth station east entrance.JPG
Tadworth is located in Surrey
Location of Tadworth in Surrey
Location Tadworth
Local authority Reigate and Banstead
Managed by Southern
Station code TAD
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.173 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.195 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.222 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.244 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.232 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.234 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.247 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.265 million[1]
2012–13 Decrease 0.261 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1900 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°17′31″N 0°14′10″W / 51.292°N 0.236°W / 51.292; -0.236

Tadworth railway station is a passenger railway station in Surrey and serves a large suburban village on the North Downs, Tadworth.


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,[2] 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.[3][4][5]


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.[3]


The old station building.

Typical off-peak train service per hour:

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. [6]


There are self-service ticket machines at the London-bound platform entrance (without rural PERTIS 'Permit to Travel' option).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kingswood   Southern
Tattenham Corner Line
  Tattenham Corner


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ H.E. Malden, ed. (1911). "Parishes: Banstead". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Interactive Maps Surrey County Council. Accessed 2015-04-15
  4. ^ BBC R&D (2012). "BBC Kingswood Warren". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  5. ^ Adrian Wymann (2007). "Epsom Downs Branch - Early History (1865 - 1928)". Wymann.info. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  6. ^ Proposed Thameslink service pattern

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