Twyford Railway Station - Station Road, Twyford, Berkshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 28.534 W 000° 51.801
30U E 648382 N 5704876
Quick Description: Twyford railway station handles services operated by Great Western and also handles services operated by Transport for London on the new Elizabeth Line.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/29/2022 11:37:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM1685K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about the station that tells us:

Twyford railway station is a railway station in the large village of Twyford, in the English county of Berkshire.

The station is on the Great Western Main Line, 31 miles 1 chain (31.01 mi; 49.9 km) from the zero point at London Paddington. It is the junction station for the Henley-on-Thames branch, and is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway and Elizabeth line.

The station has 5 platforms. Platform 1 and 2 are on the "fast" Reading – London lines, with Platform 1 being the "down" line (from London). Platforms 3 and 4 are the "relief line" platforms, with platform 3 being the "down" line. Platform 5 is a west-facing bay platform with access only to the Henley Branch Line. Platform 4 also allows access to the Henley Branch via two crossovers: one just east of Platform 4 and one just west of it between it and Platform 5. Throughout the day trains mainly call at platforms 3, 4 and 5. However, during peak times fast services to and from London Paddington use platforms 1 and 2. The platform are of differing lengths. Platform 1 is long enough to accommodate an eight coach train; platforms 2 and 4 can each hold a nine coach train; platform 3 is long enough for twelve coaches; whilst platform 5 can hold just five.

At Twyford, the running speed is 125 mph on the fast lines, and 60 mph on the relief lines. The up relief line is also signalled for wrong direction running at a speed of 40 mph, or 10 mph for the crossover onto the Henley branch.

The main entrance to the station, and main station building, are on platform 4 and serve the village centre. There is a second entrance on platform 1. There is a large car park between the main line and Henley branch and it is often full with morning commuters' cars.

Monday to Saturdays there are four trains per hour to London Paddington eastbound and two Reading westbound and two to Didcot Parkway. On Sundays there is a half-hourly service in each direction. Trains to Henley-on-Thames run at about 50 minute intervals Mondays to Fridays and hourly at weekends.

Typical train times are 50 minutes to London (Paddington), 7 minutes to Reading and 12 minutes to Henley. In the peak periods there are a few through trains to and from London taking between 20 and 30 minutes.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Great Western and Elizabeth Line (TfL)

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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