- Tattenham Corner Line
Tattenham Corner Line
A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of the Tattenham Corner Line and surrounding lines.
Overview Type Commuter rail, Suburban rail System National Rail Status Operational Locale Greater London
South East England
Termini London Bridge
Operation Opened 22 May 1865 Owner Network Rail Operator(s) Southern Rolling stock Class 377 "Electrostar"
Technical Track gauge Standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Electrification 750 V DC third rail Tattenham Corner LineLegend 0m 00ch London Bridge London Victoria Purley North Junction 15m 13ch Purley Caterham Line to Caterham Brighton Main Line to Brighton 15m 65ch Reedham 16m 46ch Coulsdon Town 17m 40ch Woodmansterne 18m 41ch Chipstead 19m 27ch Chipstead Viaduct 20m 72ch Kingswood Kingswood Tunnel 310 yds Hoppity Tunnel 37 yds 22m 18ch Tadworth 23m 37ch Tattenham Corner
The Tattenham Corner Line is a railway line in Southern England. It was opened in two parts: from Purley to Tadworth as the Chipstead Valley Railway in 1893, and to Tattenham Corner as the Epsom Downs Extension Railway in 1894. Both companies were then acquired by the South Eastern Railway. The Tattenham Corner Line is now part of the Southern franchise.
The line diverges eastwards from the Brighton Main Line at Purley. It immediately splits from the Caterham Line and passes below the Brighton line. It then runs close to the Brighton line as far as Coulsdon Town, after which it turns westwards and follows the Chipstead Valley, eventually climbing to the high ground at Tattenham Corner.
Train services on the line are operated by Southern, and run to London Bridge and London Victoria (peak and evenings). During peak hours trains combine (am) or divide (pm) at Purley, the other section being for the Caterham Line.
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Railway lines in London Primary SecondaryBexleyheath Line · Brighton Main Line · Caterham Line · Chatham Main Line · Chiltern Main Line · Crossrail (under construction) · Dartford Loop Line · Hertford Loop Line · Lea Valley Lines · London to Aylesbury Line · London, Tilbury and Southend Line · North Kent Line · Oxted Line · Shepperton Branch Line · South Eastern Main Line · South Western Main Line · Sutton & Mole Valley Lines · Tattenham Corner Line · Thameslink · Watford DC Line · Waterloo to Reading Line · West Anglia Main Line LocalBromley North Line · Catford Loop Line · Chessington Branch Line · Chingford Branch Line · Dudding Hill Line · East London Line · Epsom Downs Branch · Gospel Oak to Barking Line · Greenford Branch Line · Greenwich Line · Nunhead to Lewisham Link · Hayes Line · Hounslow Loop Line · Kingston Loop Line · Mid-Kent Line · New North Main Line · North London Line · Northern City Line · Romford to Upminster Line · South London Line · West London Line Disused
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