Tolworth railway station

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Tolworth National Rail
Tolworth railway station 1.jpg
Tolworth is located in Greater London
Location of Tolworth in Greater London
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeTOL
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.603 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.515 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.616 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.551 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.156 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
29 May 1938Opened (Terminus)
28 May 1939Through station
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Tolworth railway station, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south London, is a station on the Chessington Branch Line, 12 miles 6 chains (19.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station is part of the London suburban network of South Western Railway 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 freight depot operated by DB Cargo UK. The remaining area of the site is operated by London United as a bus depot.[3][citation needed]


South Western Railway 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.[4] 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.

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London Buses routes 406, 418, and K2 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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". 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. ^ "New contracts create 200 bus driver jobs". News Shopper. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Chessington Branch Line timetable" (PDF). South West Trains. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Buses in Tolworth" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2018.