Langley railway station

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Langley Crossrail National Rail
Langley Railway Station.jpg
Langley is located in Berkshire
Langley
Langley
Location of Langley in Berkshire
LocationLangley
Local authorityBorough of Slough
Grid referenceTQ013797
Managed byTfL Rail[1]
Station codeLNY
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.726 million[2]
2015–16Increase 0.797 million[2]
2016–17Increase 0.818 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 0.815 million[2]
2018–19Increase 0.866 million[2]
Key dates
1845Station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′29″N 0°32′31″W / 51.508°N 0.542°W / 51.508; -0.542Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°32′31″W / 51.508°N 0.542°W / 51.508; -0.542
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Langley railway station is in Langley, a suburb of Slough, Berkshire, England. It is 16 miles 18 chains (26.1 km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between Iver to the east and Slough to the west.

The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway. In preparation for the introduction of Elizabeth line services, the operation of the station was transferred to MTR Crossrail on behalf of Transport for London at the end of 2017.[3]

Network Rail is developing plans for the Western Rail Approach to Heathrow. This is a new rail link to provide a direct service to the airport from Reading and Slough. The new line is proposed to leave the Great Western main line just east of Langley, connecting by tunnel to existing platforms at Heathrow's Terminal 5 station.[4]

History[edit]

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, but the station at Langley was not opened until 1845. The station building dates from 1878.[5]

From 1 March 1883, the station was served by District Railway services running between Mansion House and Windsor. The service was discontinued as uneconomic after 30 September 1885.[6][7]

Adjacent to the station is the site of the former Langley Oil Terminal, last operated by EWS.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 1 March 1937, a passenger train and a freight train collided at Langley. One person was killed and six were injured.[8]

Services[edit]

There is a basic half-hourly TfL Rail service eastbound to Paddington and westbound to Reading.

Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Slough   TfL Rail
Paddington - Reading
  Iver
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Reading
Crossrail
Elizabeth line
towards Abbey Wood
  Historical services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Windsor
District line
towards Mansion House

References[edit]

  1. ^ Station facilities for Langley
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  4. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 13. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.
  5. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0.
  6. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (10th ed.). Harrow: Capital Transport. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7.
  7. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 40. ISBN 0-906899-01-X.