Hanwell railway station
Location of Hanwell in Greater London
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|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||3|
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Hanwell railway station is a railway station in Hanwell in the London Borough of Ealing. The station is managed by First Great Western but served by local services operated by Heathrow Connect from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport.
The station is manned for part of the day. There is a passenger-operated ticket machine at the station's northern entrance as well as a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine issuing 'Permit to Travel' tickets which are exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets.
The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, although Hanwell station was not ready until December of that year; it opened on 1 December. From 1 March 1883, the station was served by District Railway services running between Mansion House and Windsor; the service was discontinued as uneconomic after 30 September 1885. The station was renamed Hanwell and Elthorne on 1 April 1896, and reverted to Hanwell on 6 May 1974. Re-built circa 1875–77 it has been declared a grade II listed building by English Heritage but is stated to be in a very poor condition.
The station is sited a short distance east of the Grade I listed Wharncliffe Viaduct.
On platform 3 is a station nameboard, bearing the pre-1974 name Hanwell and Elthorne.
The station operator is First Great Western, however only a few services stop here on Monday to Friday, these include the 0847 to Reading. Additionally there are two First Great Western trains on Saturday at 0004 and 0104 both to Reading. There is also a train in the morning from Reading.
All other services are provided by Heathrow Connect (2tph in either direction for most of the day.)
There are no Sunday train services from Hanwell.
The previously abandoned south entrance to the station on Station Approach is to be re-opened in autumn 2014, having been closed since 1970. The work has been funded by Ealing council and TfL.
The station will also be modified to allow for step-free access to the platforms. In other respects the station already meets most Crossrail requirements, but Network Rail will undertake minor architectural works including branding and signage.
London Buses route E3 serve the station.
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- "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- "Crossrail Station Design Contract Awarded". Crossrail. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- Train times and station information for Hanwell railway station from National Rail
- English Heritage entry for Hanwell Station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|West Ealing||First Great Western
Great Western Main Line
Monday - Saturday only
Paddington - Heathrow
Mondays - Saturdays only
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towards Mansion House