Caterham railway station

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

Caterham National Rail
Caterham station building.JPG
Caterham is located in Surrey
Location of Caterham in Surrey
Local authorityDistrict of Tandridge
Managed bySouthern
Station codeCAT
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.065 million[2]
2015–16Increase 1.128 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 1.008 million[2]
2017–18Increase 1.012 million[2]
2018–19Increase 1.027 million[2]
Key dates
5 August 1856First station opened
1 January 1900Second station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal
A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Caterham railway station.


The station is located at the southern terminus of the Caterham Line, which branches from the Brighton Main Line at Purley. It is 19 miles 70 chains (32.0 km) from Charing Cross,[3] the London headquarters of the former South Eastern Railway 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.[4] 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 660 V DC system) by the Southern Railway in March 1928.[5]

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 linksEdit

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


Caterham railway station runs services to/from London Bridge. The typical off-peak train service per hour is:[6]

During the morning and evening peaks some trains run to/from London 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. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 14C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. ^ "Caterham Railway"John Speller's Web Pages; Retrieved 25 May 2016
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 180 (Network Rail)

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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.