Pangbourne railway station

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Pangbourne National Rail
Pangbourne
Station buildings from access road
Location
Place Pangbourne
Local authority West Berkshire
Coordinates 51°29′07″N 1°05′24″W / 51.4853°N 1.09°W / 51.4853; -1.09Coordinates: 51°29′07″N 1°05′24″W / 51.4853°N 1.09°W / 51.4853; -1.09
Grid reference SU632766
Operations
Station code PAN
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.358 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.354 million
2006/07 Increase 0.379 million
2007/08 Increase 0.393 million
2008/09 Increase 0.402 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.391 million
2010/11 Increase 0.405 million
2011/12 Increase 0.414 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 June 1840 (1840-06-01) Station opened
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pangbourne from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Platforms; note fast lines passing behind platform 1

Pangbourne railway station is a railway station serving the village of Pangbourne in the county of Berkshire, and across the River Thames the village of Whitchurch-on-Thames, in Oxfordshire. The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western.

History[edit]

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway, which was opened in stages: the portion between Reading and Steventon opened on 1 June 1840, and Pangbourne was the first station out of Reading.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Pangbourne station is located close to the village centre, with main station buildings on the opposite side of the railway to the village. It has two platforms, one on each of the relief (slow) lines, whilst the fast lines pass behind the station. The platforms are linked to each other and the station entrance, on the up relief platform, by a pedestrian underpass.

Originally, the station also had platforms on the main (fast) lines. Some signs of their previous existence are still visible adjacent to platform 1. A consequence of their removal is that when the relief lines are closed for engineering work, local stopping services cannot call at Pangbourne, and a replacement bus service is required.

Services[edit]

Pangbourne station is served by stopping services run by First Great Western between Reading and Oxford. Most of these services start or continue as semi-fast services between Reading and London Paddington, and run twice an hour throughout most of the day, but only hourly on Sundays. Typical journey times are approximately 10 minutes to Reading, 30 minutes to Oxford, and one hour to Paddington. As a result, a faster journey to London can often be achieved by means of a change at Reading.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tilehurst   First Great Western
Commuter services
Great Western Main Line
  Goring & Streatley

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 102. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 180. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ "Train Times". First Great Western. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 

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