Furze Platt railway station

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Furze Platt National Rail
Furze Platt railway station 1.jpg
View north towards Cookham
Location
Place Maidenhead
Local authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Coordinates 51°31′59.48″N 0°43′43.14″W / 51.5331889°N 0.7286500°W / 51.5331889; -0.7286500Coordinates: 51°31′59.48″N 0°43′43.14″W / 51.5331889°N 0.7286500°W / 51.5331889; -0.7286500
Grid reference SU882823
Operations
Station code FZP
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.153 million
2012/13 Increase 0.156 million
2013/14 Increase 0.162 million
2014/15 Increase 0.167 million
2015/16 Increase 0.183 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
5 July 1937 Opened as "Furze Platt Halt"
5 May 1969 Renamed "Furze Platt"
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Furze Platt from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Furze Platt railway station is a railway station in the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

History[edit]

The Wycombe Railway (WR), part of which now forms the greater portion of the Marlow branch line, opened between Maidenhead and High Wycombe in 1854, and the first station out of Maidenhead was Cookham.[1]

The Great Western Railway absorbed the Wycombe Railway in 1867[2] and opened "Furze Platt Halt" on 5 July 1937[3] to serve the area's growing population.[4] British Rail renamed the station "Furze Platt" on 5 May 1969.[3]

The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway between Maidenhead and Marlow. Train services in each direction are hourly during the day, and roughly half-hourly at weekday peak times.[5]

The single platform station has basic facilities including an open-sided shelter, seating, and a ticket office, which is open during the morning peak period. The station is next to a level crossing on Harrow Lane, Maidenhead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. pp. 333–5. 
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 54. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 100. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ History of the Maidenhead - Wycombe Railway Maidenhead - Marlow Passengers Association website, accessed 2008-11-20
  5. ^ Table 120 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Maidenhead   Great Western Railway
Marlow Branch Line
  Cookham