Martins Heron railway station

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Martins Heron National Rail
Martins Heron
Location
Place Bracknell
Local authority Bracknell Forest
Grid reference SU887683
Operations
Station code MAO
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Increase 0.479 million
2004/05 Increase 0.523 million
2005/06 Increase 0.529 million
2006/07 Increase 0.565 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.548 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.519 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.509 million
2010/11 Increase 0.513 million
2011/12 Increase 0.522 million
History
Key dates Opened 3 October 1988 (3 October 1988)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Martins Heron from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Martins Heron railway station is a railway station in Martins Heron; a suburb on the eastern edge of Bracknell, Berkshire, England. The station is between Ascot and Bracknell on the London Waterloo – Reading line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South West Trains.

History and description[edit]

British Rail opened the station in October 1988, and it is one of the most recent stations on this largely Victorian line. It is next to a Tesco supermarket, and Tesco contributed to the cost of building the station as a condition of being granted planning permission for the supermarket.

There are entrances on both platforms, and Platform 1 has a ticket office that is open in the morning. The two platforms, in common with most stations on this line, are long enough for eight coach trains.

Services[edit]

Martins Heron is served by trains between Reading and London Waterloo, which run every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday, with additional peak services increasing frequencies to about every 15 minutes in the evening.

Trains from Martins Heron take about 55 minutes to reach London Waterloo and 20 minutes to reach Reading.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ascot   South West Trains
Waterloo–Reading
  Bracknell

Coordinates: 51°24′29″N 0°43′30″W / 51.408°N 0.725°W / 51.408; -0.725