Isleworth railway station

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Isleworth National Rail
Isleworth station look east.JPG
Isleworth is located in Greater London
Isleworth
Isleworth
Location of Isleworth in Greater London
Location Isleworth
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by South Western Railway
Station code ISL
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.065 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.127 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.152 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.230 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.442 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London and South Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
February 1, 1850 (1850-02-01Tdf-y) Opened as Isleworth
1 October 1855 Renamed Isleworth and Spring Grove
August 1911 Renamed Isleworth for Spring Grove
? Renamed Isleworth
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°28′30″N 0°20′13″W / 51.4749°N 0.337°W / 51.4749; -0.337Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°20′13″W / 51.4749°N 0.337°W / 51.4749; -0.337
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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) west-southwest of London Waterloo. The unmanned station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

History[edit]

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.[2] The present station opened on 1 February 1850 as "Isleworth". It was renamed Spring Grove & Isleworth in 1855 and reverted to Isleworth in August 1911.

Amenities and set-up[edit]

The two facing platform lengths at Isleworth are constrained by a bridge over a road at each end and front-seven-doors opening is used for most rolling stock. Forerunner 8-car slam door trains fitted the platform lengths, as at two other stations along the line. A commercial street adjoins the station becoming Hounslow High Street within 500 metres, to the west. The more suburban district of Isleworth is primarily south-east of the station, comprising the "Woodlands" residential neighbourhood and a medieval riverside hub of Old Isleworth for which the railway station is the same distance as Syon Lane. Those parts of Isleworth north and east tend to be termed Spring Grove.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:

On Sundays two trains per hour run to and from London Waterloo, one of which continues to Woking and the other to Twickenham, and following stations back to Waterloo including Kingston and Wimbledon.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Syon Lane   South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Line
  Hounslow

Service expansion schemes[edit]

Two early 21st century proposals short of political pledge stage, or Network Rail proposals, exist for the Hounslow Loop Line, further details of which are mentioned at Syon Lane.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 110, 235, 237, 635 and night route N9 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ V. Mitchell and K. Smith, Kingston and Hounslow Loops, Middleton Press, 1900, ISBN 0-906520-83-5

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