Chessington South railway station
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.
|Local authority||Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2 (1 in use)|
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|Original company||Southern Railway|
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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.
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). The journey to Waterloo takes 37 minutes. Services usually use Class 455 or 456 EMUs, although a Class 450 or Class 707 is used on occasion.
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|Chessington North||South Western Railway
Chessington Branch Line
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