Brentford railway station (1860-1942)

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Not to be confused with the current Brentford railway station.
Brentford
Brentford GWR Station (site) 1894854 78770255.jpg
Site of Brentford GWR Station in 1961
Location
Place Brentford
Area Hounslow
Grid reference TQ171772
Operations
Original company Great Western and Brentford Railway Company
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
History
Key dates Opened 1860
Closed 1942
1915 Wartime economy closure
1920 Re-opened
4 May 1942 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Brentford railway station opened in 1860 on the Brentford Branch Line (the only line of the Great Western and Brentford Railway Company) which had opened in 1859 from Southall to Brentford Dock.[1] It stood immediately north of Brentford High Street (the A315 road) on the embankment leading to the viaduct into the dock. The station closed on 22 March 1915[2] as a wartime economy measure,[3] re-opened on 12 April 1920[2] and closed permanently in 1942.The station was demolished in 1957.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Trumpers Crossing Halte
1904-15, 1920-1926
  Great Western Railway
Brentford Branch Line
  Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ T. B. Peacock, G. W. Suburban Services From: 'Norwood, including Southall: Introduction', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 40-43. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22400 Date accessed: 19 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 235.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, Historical Background.

References[edit]

  • Booker, Frank (1985) [1977]. The Great Western Railway: A New History (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-946537-16-X. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (August 2000). Branch Lines of West London. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-50-8. 

Coordinates: 51°28′57″N 0°18′49″W / 51.4824°N 0.3136°W / 51.4824; -0.3136