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 Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code WCP
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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Portal icon 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.

The station is in the London 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 is currently poor: although the London bound platform is accessible, access to the Southbound platform is only via the pedestrian bridge or a long set of steps. However, under the Department for Transport’s Access for All scheme – a disabled access fund to create obstacle-free routes to, from and between trains – Worcester Park station was made accessible to wheelchair users and those with pushchairs etc. on both platforms in 2013.[2]

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.[citation needed]

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.

There are plans to improve rail services at Worcester Park during 2012-13. Network Rail has notified Kingston council of its intention to extend the length of platforms at Worcester Park Station. This will allow extra passenger capacity as trains can be increased from 8 carriages to 10 in length.[3]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

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