Burnham railway station
|Place||Haymill, Slough, Berkshire|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 July 1899||Opened as Burnham Beeches|
|2 April 1917||Closed|
|3 March 1919||Reopened|
|1 September 1930||Renamed Burnham (Bucks)|
|5 May 1975||Renamed Burnham|
|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 estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burnham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Burnham railway station is the railway station for Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, although it lies in Haymill, a ward of Slough, about half a mile to the south of Burnham proper. Originally in Buckinghamshire the station moved into the county of Berkshire when county boundaries were realigned in 1974.
The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western from Paddington to Reading stations. The station is on the Great Western Main Line, the original line of the Great Western Railway. From opening on 1 July 1899, the station was named Burnham Beeches, becoming Burnham (Bucks) from 1 September 1930 to 5 May 1975, and then purely Burnham, although National Rail variously refers to the station as Burnham (Bucks) and Burnham (Berks). The station was closed as a First World War economy measure from 2 April 1917 to 3 March 1919.
The station is situated about half a mile south of Burnham Village and around a mile north of the village of Cippenham and is the closest station to Slough Trading Estate.
Burnham Railway Station has a fully staffed ticketing office which is open 7 days a week. There is also a new self-service ticket machine, which replaced one that thieves attempted to break into in 2007. This machine only accepts debit and credit cards, not cash.
The station has a waiting room which is open during ticket office opening hours. Seating is also available under canopies on each platform.
Car parking facilities are around 100 metres away, in a car park operated by APCOA. Parking permits are sold to ticket holders individually from the station, or season ticket holders may purchase tickets from APCOA. 
Burnham Station is served by First Great Western Class 165 and Class 166 trains towards London Paddington and Reading. Services often extend to Banbury, Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Newbury during peak hours.
Burnham is used as one of the main stops for passengers who commute to and from Slough Trading Estate, and there are more trains towards Paddington (up to one every 12 minutes) and several trains towards Reading at peak hours. There are hourly services on Sundays, which do not call at Taplow. Unusually for a station on the Great Western Main Line, Burnham was built with platforms that serve only the relief lines, which makes it vulnerable to losing services when engineering work closes the relief lines and leaves trains only on the main lines. Consequently the station is frequently served by a replacement bus service at night.
There are no plans at present to provide High Speed Services at this station.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 49. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (November 2000). Western Main Lines: Slough to Newbury. Midhurst: Middleton Press. map VI, photographs 14, 15, 16 and captions. ISBN 1-901706-56-7.
- Car Parking Information from FGW Site
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Taplow||First Great Western
Great Western Main Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|