Wargrave railway station

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Wargrave National Rail
Wargrave
Location
Place Wargrave
Local authority Wokingham (district)
Coordinates 51°29′53″N 0°52′37″W / 51.498°N 0.877°W / 51.498; -0.877Coordinates: 51°29′53″N 0°52′37″W / 51.498°N 0.877°W / 51.498; -0.877
Grid reference SU780783
Operations
Station code WGV
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   65,884
2004/05 Decrease 64,116
2005/06 Decrease 57,911
2006/07 Increase 61,166
2007/08 Increase 62,084
2008/09 Increase 64,880
2009/10 Increase 67,106
2010/11 Increase 78,180
2011/12 Increase 84,300
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
1 October 1900 (1900-10-01) Station opened
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* 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.
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Wargrave railway station is a railway station in the village of Wargrave in Berkshire, England.

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.

History[edit]

When the Great Western Railway opened the Henley Branch Line ed on 1 June 1857, the only intermediate station was at Shiplake.[1] 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.

Service[edit]

There is an hourly daily service northwards to Henley-on-Thames and southwards to Twyford.

Passengers for London Paddington or Reading should change at Twyford during off peak. During the morning and evening rush hours some services run direct to/from Paddington and Reading.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Twyford   First Great Western
Henley-on-Thames branch
  Shiplake

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 417. 

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