Iver railway station

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Iver National Rail
Iver Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Richings Park
Local authority District of South Bucks
Coordinates 51°30′32″N 0°30′25″W / 51.509°N 0.507°W / 51.509; -0.507Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°30′25″W / 51.509°N 0.507°W / 51.509; -0.507
Grid reference TQ037799
Operations
Station code IVR
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.111 million
2005/06 Increase 0.136 million
2006/07 Increase 0.143 million
2007/08 Increase 0.148 million
2008/09 Increase 0.157 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.131 million
2010/11 Increase 0.152 million
2011/12 Increase 0.156 million
2012/13 Increase 0.186 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 December 1924 Station opened
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* 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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VIew in 1962

Iver railway station is a railway station 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.

History[edit]

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, however no station was provided at Iver until 1924; Iver station opened on 1 December that year.[1]

This section of line is also where the first trials of the 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.[2] He was almost blind at the time.

British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd. owns the land between the station and Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, said to have been considered by Brunel as a location of the works subsequently based at Swindon.

Services[edit]

The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western between Paddington and Reading stations.

Future[edit]

The line through Iver is due to be electrified for the new Crossrail service starting in 2018 which provide Iver with cross-London services.[3] This will mean oyster cards can be used at Iver from 2018 and all stations to Reading will be able to use oyster cards from 2018.[citation needed]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nock, O.S. (1967). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. 3: 1923-1947. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 248. ISBN 0-7110-0304-1. 
  2. ^ Article, Time, 8 November 1948.
  3. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://beaconsfield.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/2010/07/massive-train-station-cum-airp.html

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