Winnersh railway station

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Winnersh National Rail
Winnersh
Location
Place Winnersh
Local authority Wokingham
Grid reference SU781707
Operations
Station code WNS
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Increase 0.328 million
2004/05 Increase 0.353 million
2005/06 Increase 0.380 million
2006/07 Increase 0.395 million
2007/08 Increase 0.442 million
2008/09 Increase 0.432 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.406 million
2010/11 Increase 0.442 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.441 million
2012/13 Increase 0.469 million
History
Original company Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 January 1910 Opened as "Sindlesham and Hurst Halt"
6 July 1930 Renamed "Winnersh Halt"
5 May 1969 Renamed "Winnersh"
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Winnersh from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Winnersh railway station is a railway station serving Winnersh, Berkshire, England. The station, and the majority of trains serving it, are operated by South West Trains. It is on the London Waterloo to Reading line.

History[edit]

A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Reading.

The South Eastern Railway opened the station on 1 January 1910 as "Sindlesham and Hurst Halt",[1] with the intention of serving both of these villages and the Seaman's Orphanage (latterly the Royal Merchant Navy School). In the 1923 Grouping the SER became part of the new Southern Railway, which renamed it "Winnersh Halt" on 6 July 1930.[1][2] British Railways shortened this to "Winnersh" on 5 May 1969.[2]

In 1987 BR replaced the wooden station buildings on the platforms with new ones repositioned at the level of the road bridge that carries the B3030 over the line. In 2002 Railtrack extended the London-bound platform to accommodate eight-car Reading-Waterloo trains, just before South West Trains introduced Class 458 trains to the route. Until then, when the slam-door stock that they replaced was still in service, passengers wishing to leave the train at Winnersh were advised to move down the train in order to alight.

Services[edit]

Winnersh railway station

South West Trains runs services between London Waterloo and Reading every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays.

First Great Western provides one train per day in each direction on the North Downs Line between Gatwick Airport and Reading.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wokingham   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading line
  Winnersh Triangle
Wokingham   First Great Western
North Downs Line
one train in each direction per day
  Reading

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 212.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 252.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°25′48″N 0°52′37″W / 51.430°N 0.877°W / 51.430; -0.877