Worcester Park railway station

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Worcester Park National Rail
Worcester Park stn building.JPG
Worcester Park is located in Greater London
Worcester Park
Worcester Park
Location of Worcester Park in Greater London
Location Worcester Park
Local authority Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code WCP
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 2.718 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 2.540 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 2.655 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.684 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.716 million[1]
Key dates
4 April 1859 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°22′52″N 0°14′42″W / 51.3812°N 0.2451°W / 51.3812; -0.2451

Worcester Park railway station is a railway station in Worcester Park in south west London. It opened in 1859 when the London and South Western Railway completed the Epsom branch. It was originally known as Old Malden.[2] Following substantial local housing development, the station was refurbished in the 1930s.

The station is in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London, just to the west of the boundary with the London Borough of Sutton. The station is served by South West Trains, and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station has a small concession stand selling newspapers, magazines, coffee and pastries. There is a taxi office on the station estate; bus stops served by various Transport for London routes; a 24-hour, 90-space car park; cycle parking; a waiting room and toilets. The station has no automated barriers; however, Oyster Pre-Pay has been made available by National Rail at the station.

Station Oyster/Ticketing Layout

Disabled access used to be poor: the London bound platform was accessible, but access to the southbound platform was only via the pedestrian bridge or a long set of steps. However, in June 2014 a new passenger bridge was opened (coinciding with the removal of the old footbridge). The new bridge is equipped with lifts to permit disabled access between platforms.[3]

On 10 December 2007 there was a landslide on the line near the station which caused major disruptions and cancellations to all services passing through the station for one week.[4]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is four trains per hour northbound to London Waterloo, two trains per hour to Guildford and two trains per hour to Dorking. During peak times in the mornings and evenings there are additional services.

Although both platforms have been extended to allow the use of ten-car trains, no date has been announced by South West Trains for their introduction as at December 2014.

Under Transport for London's plans for Crossrail 2, those trains will not stop at Worcester Park, the nearest hub station being at Motspur Park, the next station to the north.[5] A petition for Worcester Park to be a designated stop, signed by 1,129 signatories, was presented to the Mayor of London on 15 January 2014.[6]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 151, 213, S3, X26 and E16 and serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Worcester Park Station 05.JPG

References[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Motspur Park   South West Trains
Mole Valley Line
  Stoneleigh
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Epsom
Crossrail
Line 2