Marlow railway station

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Marlow National Rail
Marlow
View west, towards the buffer stops
Location
Place Marlow
Local authority Wycombe district
Coordinates 51°34′16″N 0°45′58″W / 51.571°N 0.766°W / 51.571; -0.766Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 0°45′58″W / 51.571°N 0.766°W / 51.571; -0.766
Grid reference SU855865
Operations
Station code MLW
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      0.280 million
2004/05 Increase 0.293 million
2005/06 Increase 0.302 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.300 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.293 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.277 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.255 million
2010/11 Increase 0.274 million
2011/12 Increase 0.277 million
2012/13 Increase 0.286 million
History
Original company Great Marlow Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
28 June 1873 Opened as "Great Marlow"
14 February 1899 Renamed "Marlow"
10 July 1967 Station relocated
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Marlow from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Marlow railway station serves the town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. It is the terminus of a single-track branch line, 2 miles 61 chains (4.45 km) west of Bourne End.

History[edit]

A branch from the Wycombe Railway at Bourne End was built by the Great Marlow Railway; this was opened on 28 June 1873, and was worked by the Great Western Railway.[1] The terminus was originally named Great Marlow.[2] The branch was absorbed by the GWR on 6 August 1897.[1] On 14 February 1899, the station was renamed "Marlow".[3]

There was a proposal to extend the branch westwards to Henley-on-Thames, but the plan was met with local opposition.[1]

British Rail opened the present station on 10 July 1967[4] on the site of the goods yard of the original station. The original station was then closed,[4] demolished and its site redeveloped.

The line was originally a branch from the Wycombe Railway route between Maidenhead and High Wycombe. When this service was withdrawn north of Bourne End in 1970, Marlow station became the terminus of the Marlow Branch Line which leaves the main Great Western Main Line at Maidenhead.

The service is known locally as the "Marlow Donkey", which is commemorated by a local pub of the same name.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Services are provided by First Great Western; at peak times these shuttle between Marlow and Bourne End, but off-peak and at weekends they run through to Maidenhead, reversing at Bourne End.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bourne End   First Great Western
Marlow Branch Line
  Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Awdry 1990, p. 28.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 109.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 109, 155.
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 155.

References[edit]

A First Great Western two-car Class 165 diesel multiple unit on the Marlow Branch Line
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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