Furze Platt railway station

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Furze Platt National Rail
Furze Platt
View north towards Cookham
Location
Place Maidenhead
Local authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Coordinates 51°32′00″N 0°43′43″W / 51.5332°N 0.7287°W / 51.5332; -0.7287Coordinates: 51°32′00″N 0°43′43″W / 51.5332°N 0.7287°W / 51.5332; -0.7287
Grid reference SU882823
Operations
Station code FZP
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   0.148 million
2004/05 Increase 0.158 million
2005/06 Increase 0.171 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.154 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.146 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.143 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.137 million
2010/11 Increase 0.146 million
2011/12 Increase 0.153 million
2012/13 Increase 0.156 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
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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Furze Platt railway station is a railway station in the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

History[edit]

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.[1]

The Great Western Railway absorbed the Wycombe Railway in 1867[2] and opened "Furze Platt Halt" on 5 July 1937[3] to serve the area's growing population.[4] British Rail renamed the station "Furze Platt" on 5 May 1969.[3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. pp. 333–5. 
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 54. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 100. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ History of the Maidenhead - Wycombe Railway Maidenhead - Marlow Passengers Association website, accessed 2008-11-20

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Maidenhead   First Great Western
Marlow Branch Line
  Cookham