Trains to Lingfield arrive at an elegant late 19th-century station that serves a leafy Surrey suburb with a famous racecourse. The area's transition from farmland to town was rather fast - in the early 1880s, Lingfield was mostly agricultural, but rail arrived in 1884, and the racecourse in 1890. By 1894, the station had to be extended to handle increasing goods traffic and the high volume of passengers flooding in on race days. Development moved at a fair pace, and today it's a pleasant residential area that combines a village feel with good commuter links - trains reach East Croydon in half an hour and London Victoria in 50 minutes.
Lingfield's station is about half a mile east of the charming town centre. If you're on foot, head up the station access road, cross Station Road and head down the footpath directly opposite. The local racecourse is a 15-minute walk south, or a short bus ride from Station Road.