Iver railway station
|Local authority||District of South Bucks|
|Managed by||TfL Rail|
|Number of platforms||4|
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 December 1924||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Iver from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Iver railway station is situated in the village of Richings Park, near Iver, Buckinghamshire, England. It is the first station on the Great Western Main Line located outside Greater London, 14 miles 60 chains (23.7 km) down the line from London Paddington and situated between West Drayton to the east and Langley to the west.
This section of line is also where the first trials of the locomotive North Star were held, commemorated by a public house in nearby Thorney.
William Stallybrass, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, died in a railway accident when he stepped out of a moving train near the station in 1948. He was almost blind at the time.
The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading and Didcot Parkway. These call every half-hour Mondays to Saturdays. There is no Sunday service. Trains are formed of Class 387 Electrostar trains in 8 coach formation but due to the short platforms at Iver, it is only possible to open the front 6 coaches. Typical journey times are 7 minutes to Slough and 30 minutes to Reading and London.
The line through Iver is due to be electrified for the new Crossrail service starting in 2019 which provide Iver with cross-London services. This will mean oyster cards can be used at Iver from 2019 and all stations to Reading will be able to use oyster cards from 2019.
The station is also potentially the site of a new Heathrow Hub railway station which would see the station greatly expanded with 12 platforms and serving as the main interchange between Heathrow Airport, Crossrail, the Great Western Main Line and High Speed 2.
- Station facilities for Iver
- Nock, O.S. (1967). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. 3: 1923-1947. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 248. ISBN 0-7110-0304-1.
- Article, Time, 8 November 1948.
- "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.[dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
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|Langley||Great Western Railway
Great Western Main Line
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towards Abbey Wood