Brentford railway station

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Brentford National Rail
Brentford railway station in 2008.jpg
Brentford is located in Greater London
Location of Brentford in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hounslow
Managed bySouth Western Railway
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeBFD
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Decrease 1.768 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 1.763 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 1.720 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.414 million[1]
2021–22Increase 0.806 million[1]
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WGS8451°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 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.

View eastward in 1961


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


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]

Between 22 May 2000 and 28 September 2002, the station was served by the London Crosslink service provided by Anglia Railways.


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


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "Station name: Brentford Dock". Disused Stations. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ "GSK House, London – Building #257". Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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