Winnersh Triangle railway station

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Winnersh Triangle National Rail
Winnersh Triangle
The station platforms
Location
Place Winnersh
Local authority Wokingham
Coordinates 51°26′13″N 0°53′28″W / 51.437°N 0.891°W / 51.437; -0.891Coordinates: 51°26′13″N 0°53′28″W / 51.437°N 0.891°W / 51.437; -0.891
Grid reference SU771714
Operations
Station code WTI
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Decrease 0.206 million
2004/05 Increase 0.218 million
2005/06 Increase 0.236 million
2006/07 Increase 0.275 million
2007/08 Increase 0.293 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.290 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.265 million
2010/11 Increase 0.320 million
2011/12 Increase 0.350 million
History
Original company British Rail
12 May 1986 (1986-05-12) Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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 Winnersh Triangle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The entrance of the station, seen from the north

Winnersh Triangle railway station is one of two railway stations in Winnersh, Berkshire, England. The other is Winnersh. The station is served by South West Trains services between Reading and London Waterloo.

The station is on the west side of Winnersh, near the River Loddon. In railway terms it is 64 miles 72 chains (104.4 km) from London Charing Cross, measured via Redhill, and 24 chains (480 m) east of the bridge by which the railway crosses the River Loddon.[1]

History[edit]

British Rail opened the station on 12 May 1986[2] to serve housing and offices that had been built nearby.[3] The developers contributed 20% of the cost of building the station; the remainder was met by Berkshire County Council and British Rail.

Facilities[edit]

The station platforms are built of timber, the lightweight construction being to reduce the load on the railway embankment across the Loddon Valley.[4] They are long enough for an eight-car train.[1]

The station has a ticket office but it is currently staffed only on Monday to Saturday mornings. On Sundays the station is open but the booking office is closed. There is a modern self-service ticket machine outside the station building. There is no disabled access to the station: access to and from the platforms is only by stairs.

Services[edit]

The station is served by two trains per hour in each direction off-peak, and up to four trains per hour in peak hours.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winnersh   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading line
  Earley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 25B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 252. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (September 2008) [1988]. Country Railway Routes: Reading to Guildford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. figure 28. ISBN 978-0-906520-47-5. 
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2008, fig. 29

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