Carshalton railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Sutton|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 October 1868||Opened|
|3 March 1929||Electrified|
|London transport portal|
The station is served by Southern and Thameslink. It is in Travelcard Zone 5. From here, one can catch a direct train to as far north as Luton in Bedfordshire and southwards as far as Horsham in West Sussex. The shortest journey time from Carshalton to London Victoria is 25 minutes. Additionally, Carshalton has morning and evening train service to London Bridge direct.
The station is on the line opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway between Peckham Rye and Sutton on 1 October 1868: one of the many suburban lines opened by that company. The original station of Carshalton was built on the Sutton to West Croydon line in May 1847, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south east and is now known as Wallington station.
The line runs along an embankment at this point: the ticket office is on the down side by the underbridge.
Ticket barriers control access to the platforms, the only entrance to the station is via the ticket office where a book stand is located. Passengers may borrow or swap the books.
As of May 2018, the typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria, 2 semi-fast via Balham and Clapham Junction and 2 fast (calling at Clapham Junction only)
- 2tph to St Albans via Mitcham Junction and London Blackfriars
- 2tph to Epsom
- 2tph to Wimbledon via Sutton (the Thameslink loop)
- 2tph to Dorking, one continues to Horsham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Clapham Junction or Hackbridge||Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
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