Caterham railway station
|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|
|London transport portal|
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, 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. 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.
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.
Caterham railway station runs services to/from London Bridge. The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 2 to London Bridge via Thornton Heath and Tulse Hill, calling at Whyteleafe South, Whyteleafe, Kenley, Purley, East Croydon, Selhurst, Thornton Heath, Norbury, Streatham Common, Streatham, Tulse Hill, North Dulwich, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Queens Road (Peckham) and South Bermondsey.
- 2 to London Bridge calling at Whyteleafe South, Whyteleafe, Kenley, Purley, (where this service couples up with an additional train from Tattenham Corner) Purley Oaks, South Croydon, East Croydon then fast to London Bridge
During the morning and evening peaks some trains run to/from London Victoria
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