Tattenham Corner railway station
is in Surrey
, in England
. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southern
, and it is the terminus of the Tattenham Corner Line
. London-bound trains head south as far as Tadworth
, then turn east and finally north.
It is the closest station for Epsom Downs Racecourse
, where the Derby
is held. It lies on the outskirts of Epsom
. It is where Queen Elizabeth II alights from the British Royal Train
on race days.
The typical off-peak service is two trains an hour to London Bridge
via East Croydon
and one train an hour to Purley
. In the evenings the trains run to London Victoria
, which is also served by some morning and evening peak services.
Early on the morning of 1 December, 1993 and under the influence of alcohol
, the driver of a train from London Victoria
made it to Tattenham Corner without mishap. However, he did not stop at the terminus and took the train through the buffers, across the station concourse and into the wooden station building, which had survived intact for 92 years. No one was hurt, but the station, a listed building, was severely damaged (it was subsequently demolished), and it was due to this accident that the current drugs and alcohol policy for railways was introduced.
<gallery>Image:Tattenham Corner stn look to London.JPG|Platform 2 looking to London (actually southwards... Read More