Iver railway station
|Local authority||District of South Bucks|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|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 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.
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. 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.
The line through Iver is due to be electrified for the new Crossrail service starting in 2018 which provide Iver with cross-London services. 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.
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.
- 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]
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|Langley||First Great Western
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