Furze Platt railway station
|View north towards Cookham|
|Local authority||Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|5 July 1937||Opened as "Furze Platt Halt"|
|5 May 1969||Renamed "Furze Platt"|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Furze Platt from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The Wycombe Railway (WR), part of which now forms the greater portion of the Marlow branch line, opened between Maidenhead and High Wycombe in 1854, and the first station out of Maidenhead was Cookham.
The Great Western Railway absorbed the Wycombe Railway in 1867 and opened "Furze Platt Halt" on 5 July 1937 to serve the area's growing population. British Rail renamed the station "Furze Platt" on 5 May 1969.
The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western between Maidenhead and Marlow. Train services in each direction are hourly during the day, and roughly half-hourly at peak times.
The single platform station has basic facilities including an open-sided shelter, seating, and a ticket office, which is open during the morning peak period. The station is next to a level crossing on Harrow Lane, Maidenhead.
- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. pp. 333–5.
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 54. CN 8983.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 100. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- History of the Maidenhead - Wycombe Railway Maidenhead - Marlow Passengers Association website, accessed 2008-11-20
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|Maidenhead||First Great Western
Marlow Branch Line
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