Though there has been a station on the site since 1863, the current Kingston station dates back to 1935 and was completely refurbished in 2010. Today it's a busy commuter stop for South Western Railway services into London Waterloo, and welcomes visitors who come to the ancient market town for shopping and riverside walks.
Kingston's market dates back over 800 years, and is still doing business six days a week; it's a key part of an enduringly popular shopping centre, which mixes winding streets, independent boutiques and big-name retailers. Kingston's other major draw is its Thames riverside, which has charmed visitors since the railway reached the town in the 1860s. The quayside is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, and river cruises sail the short distance to Hampton Court Palace. A hotspot for rowers, Kingston hosts the Dragon Boat Challenge every July, with teams coming from across the country to take part.
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Kingston train station has three platforms. The main entrance is to the south of the station, on Wood Street; at night, use the alternative entrance round the corner on Richmond Road. Access to the trains is via ticket barriers and an underpass, with step and lift access to the three platforms. Services to Waterloo depart from platforms 2 and 3, with trains from platform 2 taking a slightly slower route via Richmond. The nearest bus stop is 100m away on Cromwell Road.
Kingston train station doesn't have its own car park. If you need to park your car before taking the train from Kingston station, you can leave it at the Canbury Place Car Park, which is only a few minutes away.
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Kingston station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Kingston station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Kingston.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Kingston station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Kingston station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.