Tolworth railway station

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Tolworth National Rail
Tolworth station building.JPG
Tolworth is located in Greater London
Location of Tolworth in Greater London
Location Tolworth
Local authority Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code TOL
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.531 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.544 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.573 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.622 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 0.649 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Southern Railway
Key dates
29 May 1938 Opened (Terminus)
28 May 1939 Through station
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°22′36″N 0°16′46″W / 51.3768°N 0.2794°W / 51.3768; -0.2794Coordinates: 51°22′36″N 0°16′46″W / 51.3768°N 0.2794°W / 51.3768; -0.2794
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Platforms at Tolworth station, note the concrete canopies.

Tolworth railway station in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London, is a station on the Chessington branch 12.08 mi (19.44 km) south west of London Waterloo. The station is part of the London suburban network of South West Trains and is in Travelcard Zone 5.

The station, like all others on the branch, is built in the art deco style of the 1930s using concrete arcs for canopies; it was opened, as the original terminus of the branch, on 29 May 1938.[2] Station buildings are below at street level on the Kingston Road. The original goods depot is now partly a National Rail Freight Depot, operated by DB Schenker Rail. The remaining area of the site is owned by London United.[citation needed]


South West Trains operate all the services on the Chessington Branch Line and all trains that stop at Tolworth station. In the inbound direction, trains service the station every thirty minutes during both peak and off-peak hours. Local trains run at all times to London Waterloo, calling at all stations for exception of Queenstown Road.[3] These trains take 33 minutes to arrive at London Waterloo.

In the outbound direction all services call locally, taking four minutes to arrive at Chessington South.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Malden Manor   South West Trains
Chessington Branch Line
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Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Line 2


London Buses routes 406, 418, K2 and Mobility route 965 serve the station directly. Routes 281 and K1 are accessible with a short walk, though given they both service the busy main line Surbiton railway station, interchange is less popular by virtue of the greater frequency of service from Surbiton to London Waterloo.[citation needed]


  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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^ Chessington Branch Line timetable South West Trains Retrieved 2009-06-13