Kew Bridge railway station

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Kew Bridge National Rail
Kew Bridge Station.jpg
Kew Bridge station with platform shelters
Kew Bridge is located in Greater London
Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge
Location of Kew Bridge in Greater London
Location Brentford/Gunnersbury
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by South West Trains
Owner Network Rail
Station code KWB
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.784 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.786 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.872 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.986 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.102 million[1]
Key dates
1849 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°29′22″N 0°17′16″W / 51.4895°N 0.2878°W / 51.4895; -0.2878

Kew Bridge railway station is a railway station in Brentford and Gunnersbury, in the London Borough of Hounslow, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains. The station was named after the nearby Kew Bridge.

The station, on the Hounslow Loop Line, lies on the southern curve of the Kew Bridge railway triangle. It was opened in 1849 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). The North & South Western Junction Railway opened its Kew station in 1853 (closed in 1866) on the western curve and in 1862 added on the eastern curve its Kew Bridge platforms (closed 1940) connected to the LSWR station. There are currently no passenger services on the eastern and western curves.,[2][3] but both have been proposed by the London Borough of Hounslow for Crossrail and also for Zone 3 Overground Orbirail.[4] The football stadium redevelopment plan includes space for additional platforms on the other curves?.

Britain's largest cycle manufacturer, Brompton Bicycle, is based behind the station, along the northeast edge of the railway triangle. Nearby attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the London Museum of Water & Steam and the Musical Museum, Brentford.

Overview[edit]

Kew Bridge station building, now disused; current entrance to the right.

The Grade II listed[5] main station building, designed by Sir William Tite,[5] is disused. The platforms are reached by a side walkway. The building is rundown and gives the impression that the station is closed. A campaign in 2004 to have the station renovated came to nothing. The redevelopment of the nearby Lionel Road site may lead to some kind of overhaul of the station.

The station building has been fully refurbished, internally and externally, as of June 2013. A date has not been specified regarding the reopening of the ticket office and waiting room, including staffing levels and opening hours.

Proposals[edit]

Hounslow Council proposed that Crossrail services from the east now intended to terminate at Paddington should run to Hounslow by a mix of existing line and new connections.[6] None of this is supported by present Crossrail plans. Other plans are for the new site of Brentford Football Club to be placed in the middle of the triangle of track and then to open up part of the original entrance of the station on the platform to be used for the stadium on match days.[citation needed]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak weekday service in trains per hour is

On Sundays there is one train per hour in each direction between Waterloo and Woking via Feltham.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chiswick   South West Trains
Hounslow Loop Line
  Brentford

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