Chessington South railway station

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Chessington South National Rail
Chessington South stn building.jpg
Chessington South is located in Greater London
Chessington South
Chessington South
Location of Chessington South in Greater London
LocationChessington
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeCSS
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2 (1 in use)
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13Decrease 0.493 million[1]
2013–14Increase 0.524 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.551 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.432 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.406 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
1939Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°21′25″N 0°18′29″W / 51.3569°N 0.308°W / 51.3569; -0.308Coordinates: 51°21′25″N 0°18′29″W / 51.3569°N 0.308°W / 51.3569; -0.308
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Chessington South railway station is in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in Greater London, England, and is the terminus of the Chessington Branch Line. It is served by South Western Railway, and is 13 miles 73 chains (22.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo, in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the nearest train station to Chessington World of Adventures.

History[edit]

The station was built by the architect James Robb Scott in 1939 as a through station on the line being built to Leatherhead. Construction of the line stopped, never to be resumed, on the outbreak of World War II and the up platform was never used for passenger trains, although the track was used for stabling out of service trains during off-peak times. There was a goods yard beyond the passenger station. After the continuation to Leatherhead was abandoned, part was used from the mid-1960s to the end of the 1980s for a coal concentration depot. Today the line south of the station and the sidings to the coal depot are buried under trees.

The ticket office is at rail level. There is one automated ticket machine at surface level, and a permit to travel machine adjacent to the ticket office.

Services[edit]

South Western Railway operates all services. The service interval is 30 minutes during both peak and off-peak hours. All trains run to or from London Waterloo, calling at all intermediate stations (except Queenstown Road which has platforms on only the Windsor Line).[2] The journey to Waterloo takes 37 minutes. Services usually use Class 455 or 456 EMUs, although a Class 450 is used on occasion.


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chessington North   South Western Railway
Chessington Branch Line
  Terminus
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
TerminusCrossrail
Line 2

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 65, 71 and 467 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chessington Branch Line timetable South West Trains Retrieved 2009-06-13

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