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Isleworth railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 19 km (12 mi) west-southwest of London Waterloo. The unmanned station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

Isleworth National Rail
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Isleworth is located in Greater London
Isleworth
Isleworth
Location of Isleworth in Greater London
LocationIsleworth
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hounslow
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeISL
DfT categoryF1
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.152 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.230 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.442 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.446 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.375 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
February 1, 1850 (1850-02-01Tdf-y)Opened as Isleworth
1 October 1855Renamed Isleworth and Spring Grove
August 1911Renamed Isleworth for Spring Grove
?Renamed Isleworth
Other information
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WGS8451°28′30″N 0°20′13″W / 51.4749°N 0.337°W / 51.4749; -0.337Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°20′13″W / 51.4749°N 0.337°W / 51.4749; -0.337
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HistoryEdit

A temporary station east of Wood Lane, 400 metres east-northeast of the current site, opened as "Hounslow" on 22 August 1849 to allow a service to run until the bridges, embankment, and station buildings were completed. The name was changed to "Smallberry Green" after four months.[2] The present station opened on 1 February 1850 as "Isleworth". It was renamed Spring Grove & Isleworth in 1855 and reverted to Isleworth in August 1911.

Amenities and set-upEdit

The two facing platform lengths at Isleworth are constrained by a bridge over a road at each end and front-seven-doors opening is used for most rolling stock. Forerunner 8-car slam door trains fitted the platform lengths, as at two other stations along the line. A commercial street adjoins the station becoming Hounslow High Street within 500 metres, to the west. The more suburban district of Isleworth is primarily south-west of the station, comprising the "Woodlands" or "Worton" estate and a medieval riverside hub of Old Isleworth for which the railway station is the same distance as Syon Lane. Those parts of Isleworth north and east tend to be termed Spring Grove.

ServicesEdit

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

On Sundays two trains per hour run to and from London Waterloo, one of which continues to Woking and the other to Twickenham, and following stations back to Waterloo including Kingston and Wimbledon.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Syon Lane   South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Line
  Hounslow

Service expansion schemesEdit

Two early 21st century proposals short of political pledge stage, or Network Rail proposals, exist for the Hounslow Loop Line, further details of which are mentioned at Syon Lane.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 117, 235, 237, E8, H37, and night route N9 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ V. Mitchell and K. Smith, Kingston and Hounslow Loops, Middleton Press, 1900, ISBN 0-906520-83-5

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