Syon Lane railway station

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Syon Lane National Rail
Syon Lane stn high westbound.JPG
Syon Lane is located in Greater London
Syon Lane
Syon Lane
Location of Syon Lane in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hounslow
Managed bySouth Western Railway
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeSYL
DfT categoryF1
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.157 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.475 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.440 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.295 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.307 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
5 July 1931 (1931-07-05)Station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′54″N 0°19′29″W / 51.4818°N 0.3248°W / 51.4818; -0.3248Coordinates: 51°28′54″N 0°19′29″W / 51.4818°N 0.3248°W / 51.4818; -0.3248
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Syon Lane railway station in Travelcard Zone 4 is on the Hounslow Loop Line and borders the Spring Grove and New Brentford neighbourhoods of the London Borough of Hounslow in west London.[n 1] The office and light industrial zone to the north-east, the West Cross Centre, has among other businesses the headquarters and studios of broadcaster and entertainment multinational company Sky. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.


The Southern Railway opened Syon Lane station 81 years after the line, in 1931.[2]

As of April 2019, South Western Railway are working on making the station fully accessible, with lifts giving step-free access to both platforms from Syon Lane.[3]

Lobbying attempts for direct longer-distance and Heathrow Airport services[edit]

Hounslow Council unsuccessfully proposed that the Hounslow Loop Line be part of the Crossrail route with its inter-regional trains calling at all stations west of Kew Bridge.[4] Planning consultants rejected the proposal in a final route presented to Parliament in 2008. The loop line itself although partially operating services as a through line to Weybridge in Surrey is constrained by level crossings on the Windsor and Reading line running from London Waterloo — four in the town of Egham of the 15 in total along the whole main route and its Weybridge spur are concentrated there in quick succession — whose local authority for transport Surrey County Council and Chamber of Commerce object to full-capacity timetabling without tunnelling beneath or bridging over most of the level crossings.[5][6]

Amenities and set-up[edit]

The station instead of a building has a passenger shelter on each platform and is set below steps at the foot of a north-south humpback bridge formed by Syon Lane, which crosses the Great West Road at Gillette Corner 100m north. A street-level third entrance, from the convergence of Northumberland, Hexham and Rothbury Gardens (streets), connects the eastbound platform.


A Class 458 train at Syon Lane Station

The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:

On Sundays, two trains per hour to/from London Waterloo call at Syon Lane that continue alternately to/from Woking to the south-west on a mainline and to/from Twickenham and Kingston to the south on the Kingston loop line.

It is also occasionally served by trains to/from Reading or Windsor & Eton Riverside.

The vast majority of services from Syon Lane are operated by Class 707 or Class 458 electric multiple units.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brentford   South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Line


London Buses route H28 serves the station.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ M R Bonavia The History of the Southern Railway Unwin Hyman, 1987 ISBN 0-04-385107-X, p64
  3. ^ "From the beginning of April work will start on the new accessible footbridge at Syon Lane..." @SW_Help. Twitter. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) A4
  5. ^ Giesler, Nick (2009). "Heathrow Airtrack Environmental Statement Volume 2: Effects at Road Level Crossings" (PDF). Temple Group Ltd. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Level Crossings and Egham". Egham Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 6 January 2010. (Egham Airtrack campaigning website)
  1. ^ Spring Grove to the west and New Brentford to the east were formally parts of Isleworth to which they retain administrative and community links. The small triangle of four roads south-east in the TW7 'ISLEWORTH' post town remains by default Isleworth and may be considered by some residents as part of Spring Grove. Syon Park, House and Syon Park Hilton Hotel is centred 800m south-east of the station

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