- Maidenhead railway station
Maidenhead Location Place Maidenhead Local authority Windsor and Maidenhead Coordinates Coordinates: Grid reference SU886807 Operations Station code MAI Managed by First Great Western Number of platforms 5 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 3.272 million 2005/06 * 3.380 million 2006/07 * 3.609 million 2007/08 * 3.682 million 2008/09 * 3.683 million 2009/10 * 3.600 million History Opened 1 November 1871 History Original company Great Western Railway Pre-grouping GWR Post-grouping GWR National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maidenhead from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Maidenhead railway station serves the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. It is served by local services operated by First Great Western from Paddington to Reading, and is also the junction for the Marlow Branch Line. It has five platforms which are accessed through ticket barriers at both entrances to the station. The Marlow line platform has an overall roof. The ticket barriers also stop the station being used as a walk through route.
The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway, which opened as far as Reading in 1840. The original Maidenhead Station lay east of the Thames, not far from the present Taplow station. This was the line's first terminus, pending the completion of the Sounding Arch (Maidenhead Railway Bridge) bridge over the river. In 1854, the Wycombe Railway Company built a line from Wycombe to Maidenhead, with a station on Castle Hill, at first called "Maidenhead (Wycombe Branch)", later renamed "Maidenhead Boyne Hill". However, there was no station on the present site until 1871, when local contractor William Woodbridge built it. Originally, it was called "Maidenhead Junction", but eventually it came to replace the Boyn Hill station as well as the original station on the Maidenhead Riverside.
In 2008 the station underwent major renovation works.
As well as regular services to London Paddington, trains run to Reading, Oxford and Marlow.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Twyford First Great Western
Great Western Main Line
Taplow Terminus First Great Western
Marlow Branch Line
Furze Platt Future Development Preceding station Crossrail Following station Terminus Crossrail
Maidenhead is the planned western terminus of Crossrail Line 1. The station will undergo significant modification, including the replacement of the existing passenger waiting facilities, a new ticket hall, lifts, a new platform for Marlow branch line services, the introduction of overhead line equipment and the construction of new stabling and turnback facilities to the west of the station. There is, however, a strong local campaign to extend Crossrail to a terminus at Reading.
- ^ Over 2001, para. 8.
- ^ Justin Burns (25 September 2008). "Train station refurbishment unveiled". Maidenhead Advertiser. http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-8158-train-station-refurbishment-unveiled/. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- ^ "Route window W25 Maidenhead station". http://www.crossrail.co.uk/assets/library/document/0/original/0002_r_w25maidenheadstnr.pdf. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508.
- Over, Luke (September 2001). "The Railway Comes to Maidenhead". In Delaney, Peter. Wargrave Local History Society. http://www.wargrave.net/history/Sept01.html. Retrieved 26 November 2005.
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