Colnbrook railway station

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Colnbrook
Colnbrook station site geograph-3113303-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1986
Location
Place Poyle
Area Slough
Grid reference TQ036767
Operations
Original company Staines and West Drayton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 2
History
9 August 1884 (1884-08-09) Station opened
29 March 1965 (1965-03-29) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Colnbrook railway station was a station on the now closed railway line between West Drayton and Staines West, on the western edge of London, England. It opened in 1884 to serve the village of Colnbrook, perhaps anticipating that one day it would grow into a larger settlement.[1] It was located on the original route of the Great West Road, and under the present flight path near the end of one of Heathrow Airport's main runways.

Although passenger traffic was fairly minimal, the station was not closed to passengers until 1965 (following the Beeching Report). Goods services were withdrawn the following year, but part of the line still remains in use for aggregates traffic and for deliveries to a fuel terminal serving the nearby Heathrow Airport. The platforms survived for quite a while after closure, but have now been demolished. The station house still stands, but the track beyond the former station level crossing towards Poyle has been lifted.[2]

Part of the route may be reused for the proposed Heathrow Airtrack link between Staines and Heathrow Airport. Between 1961 and 1965, the small Colnbrook Estate Halt was opened to the north to serve the industrial estate there.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Poyle Estate Halt
Line and station closed
  Staines & West Drayton Railway
Staines West branch
  Colnbrook Estate Halt
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 51°28′50″N 0°30′29″W / 51.48066°N 0.50807°W / 51.48066; -0.50807