Kew Bridge railway station

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Kew Bridge National Rail
Kew Bridge Station.jpg
Kew Bridge station with platform shelters
Kew Bridge is located in Greater London
Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge
Location of Kew Bridge in Greater London
Location Brentford/Gunnersbury
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by South West Trains
Owner Network Rail
Station code KWB
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.784 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.786 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.872 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.986 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.102 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.181 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.324 million[1]
Key dates
1849 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°29′22″N 0°17′16″W / 51.4895°N 0.2878°W / 51.4895; -0.2878

Kew Bridge railway station is a railway station in Brentford and Gunnersbury, in the London Borough of Hounslow, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains. The station was named after the nearby Kew Bridge.

The station, on the Hounslow Loop Line, is on the active (southern) limb of the Kew Bridge railway triangle. It was opened in 1849 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). The North & South Western Junction Railway in a spirit of affording LSWR access to Fenchurch Street operated its admittedly rival 'Kew' station (1853-1866) on the western curve. From 1862 the companies cooperated: the junction railway company building additional Kew Bridge platforms (closed 1940), the LSWR having constructed the eastern curve itself.

There are currently no passenger services on the eastern and western curves,[2][3] but both have been proposed by the London Borough of Hounslow for Crossrail and also for Zone 3 Overground Orbirail.[4] The football stadium redevelopment plan includes space for additional platforms on the other curves.

Britain's largest cycle manufacturer, Brompton Bicycle, is based behind the station, along the northeast edge of the railway triangle. Nearby attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the London Museum of Water & Steam and the Musical Museum, Brentford.


Kew Bridge station building, now disused; current entrance to the right.

The starting category (Grade II) listed large station building, designed by Sir William Tite,[5] is disused.[5] The platforms are reached by a side walkway. The building is rundown and gives the impression that the station is closed. Petitions in 2004 to have the station renovated, and possibly renamed to add in its prominent location in Brentford, were deferred on cost grounds. The station building was extensively refurbished in June 2013. A date has not been specified regarding the reopening of the ticket office and waiting room, including staffing levels and opening hours.


Hounslow Council proposed that Crossrail services from the east have the option of terminating at Hounslow as well as Reading by a mix of existing line and new connections.[6] This proposal was rejected.

Other plans have been drafted and floated to Network Rail for reinstatement of track on the curves and direct services for Brentford Football Club's redevelopment of its Lionel Road stadium.


The typical off-peak weekday service in trains per hour is

On Sundays there is one train per hour in each direction between Waterloo and Woking via Feltham and one train per hour in each direction between Waterloo and Twickenham, Kingston, Wimbledon and Waterloo via Hounslow.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chiswick   South West Trains
Hounslow Loop Line


London Buses routes 237, 267 and 391 and night route N9 serve the station.

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