Brentford railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Hounslow|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Brentford is a railway station in the town of Brentford, in Hounslow, London. It is on the Hounslow Loop Line and in Travelcard Zone 4. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway. It was the main station for Brentford F.C.'s former ground 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.
The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:
- 4 direct to Waterloo via Chiswick
- 2 circuitously to Waterloo via Hounslow and Richmond
- 2 to Weybridge
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.
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|Kew Bridge||South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Line
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.
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, it contributed towards modernisation of the station.[quantify]
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