Caterham railway station
Location of Caterham in Surrey
|Local authority||District of Tandridge|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|5 August 1856||First station opened|
|1 January 1900||Second station opened|
|Lists of stations|
The station is located at the southern terminus of the Caterham Line, which branches from the London to 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. 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.
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.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 4 to East Croydon, calling at Whyteleafe South, Whyteleafe, Kenley, Purley, Purley Oaks and South Croydon, of which:
- 2 continue to London Victoria, calling at Selhurst, Thornton Heath, Norbury, Streatham Common, Balham, Wandsworth Common, Clapham Junction and Battersea Park;
- 2 continue to London Bridge, calling at Norwood Junction, Anerley, Penge West, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Brockley and New Cross Gate.
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.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Caterham Railway"John Speller's Web Pages; Retrieved 25 May 2016
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 180 (Network Rail)
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- Train times and station information for Caterham railway station from National Rail
- Map of line and timetables
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