Reigate railway station
Reigate railway station is in the north of the compact town centre of Reigate, Surrey, England.
On the North Downs Line, the station is managed by Southern, which use it as one of their termini and provide an hourly direct service to London Bridge.Unknown extension tag "ref" First Great Western provide services to Reading via Guildford and Gatwick Airport via Redhill.
First-time users are often confused how to get between platforms when the ticket office is shut: there is a signposted but often overlooked underpass approximately 15 metres east of the ticket office over to Platform 2. On Sundays the ticket office is shut, so access to the less-used north platform (1) is enabled via a gate set into the fence approximately 40 metres further away from the subway. Westbound services to Dorking, Guildford and Reading always leave from the south platform (2); as a terminus, so too does the service to London Bridge via Redhill. Eastbound services toward Gatwick Airport via Redhill leave from platform 1.
The weekday off-peak service is two tphUnknown extension tag "ref" to Reading and three to Redhill (both on multi-operator served main lines) of which one continues to Gatwick Airport and one to London Bridge.
Unusually between Shalford and Reigate the 1tph 'stopping service' becomes semi-fast by having a pattern that alternates off-peak; one such service terminates at Redhill and the other semi-fast service continues to Gatwick Airport. As to the hourly fast services between Reading and Gatwick Airport, the only stations called at along the route are Reading, Wokingham, Blackwater, North Camp, Guildford, Dorking (Deepdene), Reigate, Redhill and London Gatwick.
The pattern of 'stopping service' calling points during a selection of non-peak hours in the Reading direction are:
|Hour 1||Dorking (Deepdene)||Gomshall||Chilworth||Shalford||Guildford||Ash||North Camp||Farnborough North||Blackwater||Sandhurst||Crowthorne||Wokingham||Reading|
|Hour 2||Betchworth||Dorking (Deepdene)||Dorking West||Shalford||Guildford||Ash||North Camp||Farnborough North||Blackwater||Sandhurst||Crowthorne||Wokingham||Reading|
In peak hours the stopping service calls at all stations in both directions.
- Purley, Red Hill & Stoats Next RJD 130.jpg
A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Reigate railway station.
- Reigate station.jpg
Exterior of Reigate railway station.
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