Staines West railway station

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Staines West
Staines West railway station.jpg
Station house in 2010.
Location
Place Staines
Area Spelthorne
Grid reference TQ033718
Operations
Original company Staines & West Drayton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
2 November 1885 (1885-11-02) Opened as Staines
26 September 1949 Renamed Staines West
29 March 1965 (1965-03-29) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Staines West railway station was a station in the town of Staines, 19 miles (31 km) from central London. The station was opened on 2 November 1885 as Staines, the southern terminus of the Staines & West Drayton Railway when the London and South Western Railway refused to have a connection to its line. It was located alongside Pound Mill in Moor Lane and converted from the conveniently sited house of a mill owner. It was renamed Staines West on 26 September 1949. In 1964 there were 14 trains on weekdays. The station closed on 29 March 1965 when passenger services along the branch ceased.[1][2][3]

After closure to passengers the goods yard at Staines West was demolished and a rail accessed oil storage depot built in its place. When the line north of the station was severed by the building of the M25 motorway in 1981, a new connection to the Southern Region line was laid to serve the oil depot but ten years later it closed.[4] The main station building still survives and has been converted to offices. The platform has been removed but the site is now a car park for the offices. A short piece of track has been preserved in this car park.

The Heathrow Airtrack scheme for a rail connection from Heathrow Airport to lines from Waterloo would approximate part of the Staines West route. The detail of the plan to re-instate Staines High Street railway station has been dropped.

Staines to Windsor Line
Windsor & Eton Riverside
Black Potts Bridge over River Thames
Black Potts Viaduct over Jubilee River
Queen's Road, Datchet
High Street, Datchet
Datchet
Sunnymeads
Wraysbury
M25 motorway
Staines and West Drayton Railway
Yeoveney Halt (1887-1962)
WWII link (1940-1947, lifted 1959)
Reversing point for oil trains
Oil Terminal link (1981-1991)
Oil Terminal
Staines West (1885-1965)
Staines High Street (1884-1916)
Waterloo to Reading Line to Reading
Staines
Waterloo to Reading Line to Waterloo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 218. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Staines West - West Drayton
  3. ^ Disused Stations: Staines West Station
  4. ^ Airtrack Home Page

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Staines & West Drayton Railway
Staines West branch
  Yeoveney Halt

Coordinates: 51°26′10″N 0°30′55″W / 51.4362°N 0.5153°W / 51.4362; -0.5153