A Simple Commute keeps London within Easy Reach
While Walton-on-Thames is a wonderful location in which to call home, it has to be said that a significant proportion of our local residents have to make their way into central London for work. The good news is that the daily commute from here is a relatively simple one, enabling people to get from home to workplace with a minimum of fuss.
Walton-on-Thames railway station is to be found on the southern side of town just a few hundred yards from the main A244 road. From here, commuters can catch a direct train to London Waterloo, a terminus that’s located on the south bank of the River Thames, and is within walking distance of landmarks like the London Eye, the National Theatre and the Houses of Parliament.
For those who need to travel on from Waterloo, there is a tube station here which has access to the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Northern and Waterloo & City lines. Given the fact that journey times from Walton-on-Thames to Waterloo can be as fast as 25 minutes, it’s easy to see why so many commuters find our area to be so convenient for the journey to work.
A commute that’s sometimes hectic but always easy
One of the main stops on the route between Walton-on-Thames and London Waterloo is Clapham Junction, which is located in Battersea, south-west London. One of the busiest stations in Europe, it offers commuters a chance to change for trains to Victoria. While it’s understandably hectic at times, it should be noted that it handles up to 180 trains every hour.
In February 2015, it was announced that London’s population had reached a record 8.6 million. It has been estimated that there will be as many as 11 million by 2050, and these figures highlight the importance of an easy commute for those who don’t want to live in the metropolis. Although the city itself is congested, it’s reassuring to know that there are wide open spaces, attractive homes and fresh air to be enjoyed in the suburbs of Surrey.
There are of course some people who will work in local towns, and they are grateful for the regular trains from Walton-on-Thames to Guildford, Woking and Basingstoke. Needless to say, there are buses from the town as well. Anyone who is thinking of moving to the local area will no doubt want to research the commute before committing to a move, so a quick call to James Neave the Estate Agents is highly recommended. We know the region well, and we are always happy to help.