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Chessington's rise as a commuter town began in 1927. The opening of the Kingston bypass brought new housing to the fields around the town, and the arrival of rail a decade later spurred yet more development. Today the town is best known for Chessington World of Adventures, Greater London's only theme park, with in excess of two million visitors a year. The park includes the much older Chessington Zoo, which sent a baby elephant to attend the opening of the station back in 1939. Despite Chessington South's distance from London - nearly 14 miles - it sits within Travelcard Zone 6, and serves a steady stream of commuters to the capital, with trains to London Waterloo every half hour. The line was originally meant to extend south to Leatherhead, but WW2 intervened - today you can still see a set of disused tracks runing beyond the station into Ashtead Common Wood.

Station details & facilities

Chessington South station's entrance is in the car park off Station Road. The small concourse contains a ticket machine and leads down to the station's only platform via stairs. If you need a staffed ticket desk, don't despair - there is one on the platform. Other facilities are limited, but there is bench seating and an information point on the platform, and a small shop outside the station. The station does not currently have step-free access.

Departures and arrivals from Chessington South

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chessington South station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:341On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:04On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:34On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:04On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:34On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WimbledonSouth Western Railway06:271On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:521On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:23On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:56On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:23On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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