Trains to Dorking

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Dorking is a market town in Surrey, situated between Ranmore Common in the North Downs and Leith Hill in the Greensand Ridge. It distances 21 (34 km) from London. The town is characterised for being a commuter and a popular retirement settlement. The town is served by three railway stations, one of which is Dorking that serves the town, the second one was opened in 1982 in the outskirts of Dorking to serve commuters and it is only a short bus ride to the town centre. The town houses a few large offices of multinational companies. It withholds its original character whilst
accommodating modern businesses that sustain the town’s economy of the 21st century. Visitors travel long distance to scan the antique dealers’ shops set in town. Travellers are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to benefit from special offers and discounted train fares. The town has three main trading streets, the High Street, West Street and South Street. Visitors can access from the High Street a small open-air shopping centre on St Martin's Walk, which is adjacent to the town's main car park.

The town is served by the homonymous railway station, first opened in 1849, it still serves the popular town. It is particularly loved by day trippers who travel to visit this delightful market town to discover the multiple art galleries, jewellers, and florists as they stroll the town. Dorking offers connections to nearby Box Hill, part of the North Downs, offering tremendous views over the Mole Gap along which trains to Dorking run.

Dorking railway station main entrance leads to the ticket office, open seven days a week. On weekdays from 06:10am until 8:10pm, on Saturdays from 6:40am until 7:50pm, while on Sundays the operating hours are from 9:10am until 4:45pm. The station is equipped with self-service ticket machines to allow travellers to skip queues during peak time hours, purchase train tickets when the ticket office is shut and collect pre-booked online tickets. Passengers are warned that there are ticket barriers operating at this station leading to Platform 1. A subway and a footbridge with lifts, connect travellers between Platforms 2 and 3. Travellers can benefit from a waiting room on Platform 3, a car park and bicycle rack located at the forefront of the station. CCTV surveillance service, ATMs and public Wi-Fi operate at Dorking station.

The typical off-peak service operating Mondays to Saturdays from Dorking station by Sothern include two trains per hour directed to London Victoria calling at Sutton. One train per hour runs to Horsham. This service does not operate on Sundays. On weekdays peak times direct train services operate from and to London Bridge via West Croydon. South Western Railway operates two trains per hour to London Waterloo via Wimbledon.

Popular Dorking tourist attractions include Dorking Halls cinema, theatre and leisure centre offering its visitors a swimming pool. Book group train tickets to Dorking to experience the Arts Alive Festival taking place annually during the last two weeks of October or take your children to Dorking Halls to experience a professional pantomime. Additional activities available in town include Dorking museum, a library, about twenty pubs and a CIU affiliated club. The town is famous for its antique and art shops on West Street.