Winnersh Triangle railway station

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Winnersh Triangle National Rail
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The station platforms
Location
PlaceWinnersh
Local authorityWokingham
Coordinates51°26′13″N 0°53′28″W / 51.437°N 0.891°W / 51.437; -0.891Coordinates: 51°26′13″N 0°53′28″W / 51.437°N 0.891°W / 51.437; -0.891
Grid referenceSU771714
Operations
Station codeWTI
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.471 million
2014/15Increase 0.491 million
2015/16Increase 0.516 million
2016/17Decrease 0.469 million
2017/18Decrease 0.431 million
History
Original companyBritish Rail
12 May 1986 (1986-05-12)Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Winnersh Triangle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The entrance of the station, seen from the north

Winnersh Triangle railway station is one of two railway stations in Winnersh, Berkshire, England. The other is Winnersh. The station is served by South Western Railway services between Reading and London Waterloo.

The station is on the west side of Winnersh, near the River Loddon. It is 39 miles 35 chains (63.5 km) down the line from London Waterloo, and 24 chains (480 m) east of the bridge by which the railway crosses the River Loddon.[1]

History[edit]

British Rail opened the station on 12 May 1986[2] to serve housing and offices that had been built nearby.[3] The developers contributed 20% of the cost of building the station; the remainder was met by Berkshire County Council and British Rail.

Facilities[edit]

The station platforms are built of timber, the lightweight construction being to reduce the load on the railway embankment across the Loddon Valley.[4] They are long enough for an eight-car train.[1]

The station has a ticket office but it is currently staffed only on Monday to Saturday mornings. On Sundays the station is open but the booking office is closed. There is a modern self-service ticket machine outside the station building. There is no disabled access to the station: access to and from the platforms is only by stairs.

The station is situated next to the park and ride into Reading, with buses running frequently into the town centre non-stop. It is also situated on the junction of the A329(M) so is convenient for places along the motorway and the M4.

Services[edit]

The station is served by two trains per hour in each direction off-peak (including Sundays), and up to four trains per hour in peak hours. No North Downs Line trains currently call here (all pass non-stop).[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winnersh   South Western Railway
Waterloo to Reading line
  Earley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 25B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 252. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (September 2008) [1988]. Country Railway Routes: Reading to Guildford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. figure 28. ISBN 978-0-906520-47-5.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2008, fig. 29
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 149 (Network Rail)

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