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Langley railway station is in Langley, a suburb of Slough, Berkshire, England. It is 16 miles 18 chains (26.1 km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between Iver to the east and Slough to the west.

Langley National Rail
Langley Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceLangley
Local authorityBorough of Slough
Grid referenceTQ013797
Operations
Station codeLNY
Managed byTfL Rail[1]
Number of platforms4
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.710 million
2014/15Increase 0.726 million
2015/16Increase 0.797 million
2016/17Increase 0.818 million
2017/18Decrease 0.815 million
History
Key datesOpened 1845 (1845)
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 Langley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway. In preparation for the introduction of Elizabeth line services, the operation of the station was transferred to MTR Crossrail on behalf of Transport for London at the end of 2017.[2]

Network Rail is developing plans for the Western Rail Approach to Heathrow. This is a new rail link to provide a direct service to the airport from Reading and Slough. The new line is proposed to leave the Great Western main line just east of Langley, connecting by tunnel to existing platforms at Heathrow's Terminal 5 station.[3]

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HistoryEdit

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, but the station at Langley was not opened until 1845. The station building dates from 1878.[4]

From 1 March 1883, the station was served by District Railway services running between Mansion House and Windsor. The service was discontinued as uneconomic after 30 September 1885.[5][6]

Adjacent to the station is the site of the former Langley Oil Terminal, last operated by EWS.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

On 1 March 1937, a passenger train and a freight train collided at Langley. One person was killed and six were injured.[7]

ServicesEdit

There is a basic half-hourly Great Western Railway service (including Sundays) eastbound to Paddington and westbound to Reading and Oxford.[8]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Slough   Great Western Railway
Great Western Main Line
  Iver
  Future Development  
Preceding station       Crossrail   Following station
towards Reading
Crossrail
Elizabeth line
towards Abbey Wood
  Historical services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Windsor
District line
towards Mansion House

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Station facilities for Langley
  2. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  3. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 13. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.
  4. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0.
  5. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (10th ed.). Harrow: Capital Transport. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7.
  6. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 40. ISBN 0-906899-01-X.
  7. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 117

Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°32′31″W / 51.508°N 0.542°W / 51.508; -0.542