Isleworth railway station
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.
|Local authority||London Borough of Hounslow|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London and South Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|February 1, 1850||Opened as Isleworth|
|1 October 1855||Renamed Isleworth and Spring Grove|
|August 1911||Renamed Isleworth for Spring Grove|
|London transport portal|
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. 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.
The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:
- 4 direct to Waterloo via Brentford
- 2 circuitously to Waterloo via Hounslow and Richmond
- 2 to Weybridge
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