Wargrave railway station
|Local authority||Wokingham (district)|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|1 October 1900||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wargrave from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western on the Henley-on-Thames branch between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford 1.75 miles (2.8 km) to the south. There is a single platform serving both directions.
It is a ten-minute walk from the station to the High Street of Wargrave.
When the Great Western Railway opened the Henley Branch Line ed on 1 June 1857, the only intermediate station was at Shiplake. The company provided no station at Wargrave; apparently it considered Twyford station close enough. After many complaints from the villagers the GWR opened a station in 1900. At the time the line was double, so two platforms and a footbridge were provided.
The station retained its Great Western Railway building until 1988 when British Rail had it demolished as "unsafe". There is now no station building at Wargrave.
There is an hourly daily service northwards to Henley-on-Thames and southwards to Twyford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Twyford||First Great Western
- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 417.
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