The arrival of rail in 1849 turned the delightful market town of Dorking into a popular choice for daytrippers, and by the early 20th century, the town had expanded considerably. Now served by three stations, Dorking is still admired as a quaint market town, but it provides connections to nearby Box Hill, part of the North Downs, with its tremendous views over the Mole Gap - along which trains to Dorking run. The new station, opened in 1982, is on the outskirts of this predominantly commuter-serving town, but that's not to say that Dorking central isn't worth the short bus ride from the station. Visitors will encounter multiple art galleries, jewellers, and florists as they stroll the town, and West Street is a must-visit, with more antique shops than anyone could need. Be sure to pick up some shin pads on your way through the High Street -for decades, Dorking hosted an iconic game of street football every Shrove Tuesday, and you never know when such traditions might stir back up.
|Weekdays||06:10 - 20:10|
|Saturday||06:40 - 19:50|
|Sunday||09:10 - 16:45|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Shops note||Coffee kiosk, a newsagent, and a passport photo booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Located outside main entrance
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||<p>Male, female, and accessible toilets are all located on Platform 1</p>|
|Customer Service notes|
Please call Customer Services on 03451 272920
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||402|
|Cycle storage spaces||160|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Station car park
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step free access to all platforms via passenger operated lifts.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
For information contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.
Dorking station is accessed on one side with the main entrance leading into the ticket office with ticket kiosks and machines on either side. Pass through the ticket barriers to enter platform 1. A subway to the left and a footbridge, with lifts, connect to platforms 2 and 3 where you'll find a waiting room. A car park is at the front of the station.