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Chessington North railway station, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South West London, is on the Chessington Branch Line and is served by South Western Railway. It is 13 miles 25 chains (21.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo; it is in Travelcard Zone 6.

Chessington North National Rail
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Chessington North is located in Greater London
Chessington North
Chessington North
Location of Chessington North in Greater London
LocationChessington
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeCSN
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.593 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.611 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.561 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.553 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.500 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
28 May 1939Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°21′51″N 0°18′02″W / 51.3642°N 0.3005°W / 51.3642; -0.3005Coordinates: 51°21′51″N 0°18′02″W / 51.3642°N 0.3005°W / 51.3642; -0.3005
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HistoryEdit

The station, like all others on the branch, is built in the concrete Art Deco style of the 1930s. It was designed by the architect James Robb Scott and it opened on 28 May 1939.[2] By rail, Chessington North is 13.31 mi (21.42 km) from London Waterloo.

ServicesEdit

South Western Railway operate all the services on the Chessington Branch Line and all trains that terminate at Chessington South railway 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 apart from Queenstown Road.[3] These trains take 35 minutes to arrive at London Waterloo.

In the outbound direction, Chessington North is the penultimate station on the line with trains taking two minutes to arrive at Chessington South.

The ticket office is at surface level. There is one automated ticket machine, which is next to the ticket office.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Tolworth   South Western Railway
Chessington Branch Line
  Chessington South
  Future development  
Preceding station       Crossrail   Following station
Terminus
Crossrail
Line 2
 
Class 455 in 1985. Note the distinctive art deco canopies that were standard along this line.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 65 and 71 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Photographic study of Malden Manor station, with similar buildings
  3. ^ "Chessington Branch Line timetable" (PDF). South West Trains. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.