Earley railway station

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Earley National Rail
Earley
Entrance to Earley Station
Location
Place Earley
Local authority Wokingham
Grid reference SU752718
Operations
Station code EAR
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Increase 0.300 million
2004/05 Increase 0.362 million
2005/06 Increase 0.380 million
2006/07 Increase 0.411 million
2007/08 Increase 0.451 million
2008/09 Increase 0.475 million
2009/10 Increase 0.485 million
2010/11 Increase 0.531 million
2011/12 Increase 0.537 million
History
Key dates Opened November 1863 (November 1863)
Original company Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Earley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Earley railway station (National Rail abbreviation: EAR) is a railway station in Earley in Berkshire, England. It is on the Waterloo to Reading Line, and forms the last stop before the terminus of the line at Reading.

History[edit]

Earley Station in snow
A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Reading.

The South Eastern Railway opened Earley station in May 1863 on the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway. The RG&RR had opened on 4 July 1849 and the SER had taken it over in 1852.

In the main approach road to the station is a terrace of three single storey cottages that were built for the SER at the same time as the station, to house railway staff and their families.

Services[edit]

South West Trains services between Reading and London Waterloo serve the station. Trains on the line to Guildford and are Redhill also pass through the station but do not stop. These trains are operated by First Great Western, and occasionally Crosscountry.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winnersh Triangle   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading line
  Reading
Disused railways
Winnersh Halt   Southern Railway
South Eastern Railway
  Reading Southern

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°55′05″W / 51.441°N 0.918°W / 51.441; -0.918