Burnham railway station

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Burnham National Rail
Burnham station.JPG
PlaceHaymill, Slough, Berkshire
Local authorityBorough of Slough
Coordinates51°31′26″N 0°38′46″W / 51.524°N 0.646°W / 51.524; -0.646Coordinates: 51°31′26″N 0°38′46″W / 51.524°N 0.646°W / 51.524; -0.646
Grid referenceSU940813
Station codeBNM
Managed byTfL Rail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.227 million
2014/15Increase 1.285 million
2015/16Increase 1.297 million
2016/17Increase 1.318 million
2017/18Decrease 1.260 million
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1 July 1899 (1899-07-01)Opened as Burnham Beeches
2 April 1917Closed
3 March 1919Reopened
1 September 1930Renamed Burnham (Bucks)
5 May 1975Renamed Burnham
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burnham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
View eastward, towards Paddington in 1961

Burnham railway station serves Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, although the station is in Haymill, a ward of western Slough, about half a mile to the south of Burnham proper. Originally in Buckinghamshire, the station moved into the county of Berkshire when county boundaries were realigned in 1974. It is 20 miles 77 chains (33.7 km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between Slough to the east and Taplow to the west.

The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway. The station is on the Great Western Main Line, the original line of the Great Western Railway. From opening on 1 July 1899, the station was named Burnham Beeches, becoming Burnham (Bucks) from 1 September 1930 to 5 May 1975, and then purely Burnham,[1] although National Rail variously refers to the station as Burnham (Bucks) and Burnham (Berks). The station was closed as a First World War economy measure from 2 April 1917 to 3 March 1919.[1][2]

In preparation for the introduction of Elizabeth line services, the operation of the station was transferred to TfL Rail on behalf of Transport for London at the end of 2017.


The station is situated about half a mile south of Burnham Village and around a mile north of the village of Cippenham and is the closest station to Slough Trading Estate.[3]


Burnham Railway Station has a fully staffed ticketing office which is open 7 days a week. There is also a new self-service ticket machine, which replaced one that thieves attempted to break into in 2007. This machine accepts cash, debit and credit cards.

The station has a waiting room which is open during ticket office opening hours. Seating is also available under canopies on each platform.

Car parking facilities are around 100 metres away, in a car park operated by APCOA. Parking permits are sold to ticket holders individually from the station, or season ticket holders may purchase tickets from APCOA. [4]


Burnham Station is served by Great Western Railway Class 387 and trains towards London Paddington and Reading.

Burnham has an island platform – platform 1 has services to Reading and platform 2 has services to London Paddington. The normal frequency of service are four trains an hour, two toward Paddington and two towards Reading approximately every 30 minutes. In the evenings and on Saturdays, trains continue through to/from Didcot Parkway.

There are hourly services on Sundays, which do not call at Taplow. Unusually for a station on the Great Western Main Line, Burnham was built with platforms that serve only the relief lines, which makes it vulnerable to losing services when engineering work closes the relief lines and leaves trains only on the main lines. Consequently, the station is frequently served by a replacement bus service at night.


  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 49. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (November 2000). Western Main Lines: Slough to Newbury. Midhurst: Middleton Press. map VI, photographs 14, 15, 16 and captions. ISBN 1-901706-56-7.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Car Parking Information from FGW Site

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