Staines High Street railway station

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Staines High Street railway station was a railway station that formerly served the town of Staines (now Staines-upon-Thames), on the Windsor & Eton line of the London and South Western Railway.


It was opened on 1 July 1884 and closed on 1 February 1916 and was built for trains using the short West Curve (Chord) of a simple (at grade, that is on the level) three-direction junction of these two lines on a section of line on viaduct and embankment to suit the heightened elevation of line after merger with the London-oriented chord across the High Street's Iron Bridge and lower Colne and Staines Railway Bridge.[clarification needed]


When passenger services no longer ran via that chord it remained in use for occasional freight traffic until the mid-1960s after which the chord embankment was removed. A multi-level car park stands on the site of the chord with no remains of the station.


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Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 0°30′33″W / 51.4353°N 0.5093°W / 51.4353; -0.5093