Caterham railway station

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Caterham National Rail
Caterham station building.JPG
Caterham is located in Surrey
Location of Caterham in Surrey
Location Caterham
Local authority District of Tandridge
Managed by Southern
Station code CAT
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.024 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.028 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 1.056 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 1.065 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 1.128 million[2]
Key dates
5 August 1856 First station opened
1 January 1900 Second station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°16′57″N 0°04′43″W / 51.28250°N 0.07861°W / 51.28250; -0.07861Coordinates: 51°16′57″N 0°04′43″W / 51.28250°N 0.07861°W / 51.28250; -0.07861
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A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Caterham railway station.

Caterham railway station serves the town of Caterham in the Tandridge district of Surrey.

The station is located at the southern terminus of the Caterham Line, which branches from the Brighton Main Line at Purley. It lies 32 km (20 mi) by rail from Charing Cross: the London headquarters of the former South Eastern Railway Company which took the branch over in 1859, three years after its completion.

The town's first station was originally opened on 5 August 1856 by the Caterham Railway. It was closed on 1 January 1900 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, which opened a new station of the same name on an adjacent site that day.[3] The site of the original station is now occupied by a supermarket and the present station's car park. The line was electrified (on the 660V DC system) by the Southern Railway in March 1928.[4]

Today the station and all trains serving it are operated by the Southern train operating company. It has a single island platform with a one-storey ticket office dating from just before the turn of the 20th century. There is a carriage siding on the western (Up) side of the station.

Other transport links[edit]

Metrobus routes 400, 409 and 540 and TfL route 407 stop outside the station.


The typical off-peak train service per hour is:[5]

On weekday evenings, only the service to/from London Bridge runs (though both Victoria & London Bridge are served on Saturday evenings). On Sundays there is a half-hourly service to/from Victoria.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ "Caterham Railway"John Speller's Web Pages; Retrieved 25 May 2016
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 180 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

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Caterham Line
A Class 455 train standing at Caterham railway station in 2008.
A 4 EPB on the Southern Region standing at Caterham railway station in 1984.