Brentford railway station

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Brentford National Rail
Brentford railway station in 2008.jpg
Brentford is located in Greater London
Brentford
Brentford
Location of Brentford in Greater London
Location Brentford
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by South West Trains
Owner Network Rail
Station code BFD
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.386 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.440 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.528 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.700 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.926 million[1]
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WGS84 51°29′15″N 0°18′35″W / 51.4875°N 0.3096°W / 51.4875; -0.3096Coordinates: 51°29′15″N 0°18′35″W / 51.4875°N 0.3096°W / 51.4875; -0.3096
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Brentford is a railway station in the London Borough of Hounslow, west London. It is on the Hounslow Loop Line and in Travelcard Zone 4. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains. It is the main station for Brentford F.C.'s Griffin Park, 400 metres east. The modest High Street of the suburb of Brentford characterized by wide-ranging businesses and light industrial parks is 300 metres south-east.

View eastward in 1961

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:

The Sunday service is one train per hour each way: London Waterloo – Woking and the same serving Waterloo, Brentford, Twickenham, Kingston, Wimbledon and Waterloo and all intermediate stops each way.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Kew Bridge   South West Trains
Hounslow Loop Line
  Syon Lane
Historical railways
Feltham   Anglia Railways
London Crosslink
  West Hampstead

History[edit]

Brentford railway station was opened in 1849 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in a period of mainly passenger use – an unlinked perpendicular line, the Brentford Dock line operated between 1859 and 1964, mainly for goods and waste transfer. The Dock Line between 1860 and 1942 ran a passenger service into passenger terminus Brentford (GWR) railway station.[2]

Between 1950 and 1980 Brentford station was named Brentford Central station. When multi-national pharmaceutical and retail company Glaxo Smith Kline opened its Global HQ 500 metres west, GSK House in 2001 after two years of construction,[3] it contributed towards modernisation of the station.[quantify][citation needed]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 195 and E8 – E denotes Ealing – serve the station. Bus E2 stops nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "Station name: Brentford Dock". Disused Stations. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  3. ^ GSK House, London - Building #257 Skyscrapernews.com Retrieved 2017-05-07

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