Isleworth railway station
Location of Isleworth in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Hounslow|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Isleworth railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 19 km (12 mi) south west of London Waterloo. The unmanned station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.
A temporary station east of Wood Lane, 400 metres east-northeast of the current site, opened as "Hounslow" on 22 August 1849 to allow a service to run until the bridges, embankment, and station buildings were completed. The name was changed to "Smallberry Green" after four months.
The present station opened on 1 February 1850 as "Isleworth". It was renamed "Spring Grove & Isleworth" in 1855 and became "Isleworth" again in August 1911.
Platform length at Isleworth is constrained by a bridge over a road at each end and selective door opening is required for recent longer stock (unlike 8-car slam door trains which fitted). Present door selection is coarse and limited to disabling half the coaches.
Hounslow Council proposed that the Hounslow Loop Line be part of the Crossrail route with Crossrail trains calling at Isleworth station. but this was not included in the final route presented to Parliament in 2008.
The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:
- 4 direct to Waterloo via Brentford
- 2 circuitously to Waterloo via Hounslow and Richmond
- 2 to Weybridge
On Sundays, there are two trains per hour to and from Waterloo, one of which continues to Woking and the other to Twickenham and Kingston.
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Hounslow Loop Line
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