Shiplake railway station

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Shiplake National Rail
2019 at Shiplake station - platform garden.JPG
Location
PlaceShiplake
Local authoritySouth Oxfordshire
Coordinates51°30′40″N 0°52′59″W / 51.511°N 0.883°W / 51.511; -0.883Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°52′59″W / 51.511°N 0.883°W / 51.511; -0.883
Grid referenceSU776797
Operations
Station codeSHI
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 92,580
2015/16Decrease 91,314
2016/17Increase 92,632
2017/18Decrease 86,700
2018/19Increase 90,468
History
Key datesOpened 1 June 1857 (1 June 1857)
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1 June 1857Twyford to Henley-on-Thames branch opened
1 June 1857Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shiplake from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Shiplake railway station is a railway station in the village of Shiplake in Oxfordshire, England. The station is on the Henley-on-Thames branch line that links the towns of Henley-on-Thames and Twyford. It is 2 miles 60 chains (4.4 km) down the line from Twyford and 33 miles 61 chains (54.3 km) measured from London Paddington.

It is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway.[1]

The station has a single platform, which is used by trains in both directions. There is a 50-space car park, but no station building other than a simple shelter. The station is unmanned, and tickets must purchased on the train.[1]

Service[edit]

In normal service, there is a regular service between Henley-on-Thames station and Twyford station, with all trains calling at Shiplake. Passengers for Paddington and Reading must change at Twyford. Trains operate twice an hour during the day, with less frequent services in the early morning and late evenings. Trains run to the same basic frequency seven days a week, but start and finish times for the service differ by day of the week.[2]

During the Henley Royal Regatta, held every July, a special timetable is operated with additional trains. During the period of the regatta, not all trains stop at Shiplake.[3]

The platform can hold 7 coaches.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wargrave   Great Western Railway
Henley-on-Thames branch
  Henley-on-Thames

Level crossing[edit]

There is a level crossing north of the station that, despite being well signalled, has been the site of a numerous accidents and near misses over the years.[5][6] The crossing had no barriers until March 2013, when Network Rail had automatic half-barriers installed.[7]

In October 2014, safety cameras described by locals as 'looking like robots' were controversially installed to monitor the crossing.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shiplake (SHI)". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Twyford to Henley-on-Thames : The Regatta Line" (PDF). First Great Western. 19 May 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Henley Royal Regatta". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ Yonge, John; Padgett, David (August 2010) [1989]. Bridge, Mike (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 3: Western (5th ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 3A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-6-7.
  5. ^ "Shiplake crossing crash driver leaves hospital". Reading Post. Trinity Mirror. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  6. ^ Millward, David (23 November 2011). "Safety calls at Shiplake railway crossing". Reading Post. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  7. ^ "New technology helps install half barriers at Shiplake level crossing". Network Rail. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1540246

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