Isleworth railway station

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Isleworth
National Rail
Isleworth station building.JPG
Station building, mainly disused. Only the subway and down platform stairs are in use.
Isleworth is located in Greater London
Isleworth
Isleworth
Location of Isleworth in Greater London
Location Isleworth
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by South West Trains
Station code ISL
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.813 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.849 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.979 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.065 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.127 million[1]
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External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°20′13″W / 51.4749°N 0.337°W / 51.4749; -0.337

Isleworth railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 19 km (12 mi) south west of London Waterloo. The unmanned station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

A temporary station east of Wood Lane, some 400 metres northeast of the current site, opened as "Hounslow" on 22 August 1849 to allow a service to run until the bridges, embankment, and station buildings were completed. The name was changed to "Smallberry Green" after four months.[2]

The present station opened on 1 February 1850 as "Isleworth". It was renamed "Spring Grove & Isleworth" in 1855 and became "Isleworth" again in August 1911.

Platform length at Isleworth is constrained by a bridge over a road at each end and selective door opening is required for recent longer stock (unlike 8-car slam-door trains which fitted). Present door selection is coarse and limited to disabling half the coaches.

Hounslow Council proposed that the Hounslow Loop Line be part of the Crossrail route with Crossrail trains calling at Isleworth station.[3] but this was not included in the final route presented to Parliament in 2008.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Syon Lane   South West Trains
Hounslow Loop Line
  Hounslow

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ V. Mitchell and K. Smith, Kingston and Hounslow Loops, Middleton Press, 1900, ISBN 0-906520-83-5
  3. ^ A4

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