Brentford railway station (1860-1942)

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Brentford
Brentford GWR Station (site) 1894854 78770255.jpg
Site of Brentford GWR Station in 1961
Location
Place Brentford
Area Hounslow
Grid reference TQ171772
Operations
Original company Great Western and Brentford Railway Company
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
History
1 May 1860 Opened
22 March 1915 Wartime economy closure
12 April 1920 Re-opened
4 May 1942 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Brentford railway station opened in 1860 on the Brentford Branch Line (the only line of the Great Western and Brentford Railway Company) which had opened in 1859 from Southall to Brentford Dock.[1] It stood immediately north of Brentford High Street (the A315 road) on the embankment leading to the viaduct into the dock. The station closed on 22 March 1915[2] as a wartime economy measure,[3] re-opened on 12 April 1920[2] and closed permanently in 1942. The station was demolished in 1957.

Proposed Reopening[edit]

In April 2017, it was proposed that the line could reopen to allow a new link between Southall to Hounslow and possibly down to the planned Old Oak Common station with a new station in Brentford called Brentford Golden Mile. [4][5] The proposals suggest the service could be operated by Great Western Railway and could be open by 2020 with a new service from Southall to Brentford and possible later to Old Oak Common. [6][7] It is likely the site would be further up from the original and could have later extension to Brentford station (existing station).[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ T. B. Peacock, G. W. Suburban Services From: 'Norwood, including Southall: Introduction', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 40-43. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22400 Date accessed: 19 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 235.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, Historical Background.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Brentford's key connection". Rail. No. 830. 5–18 July 2017. p. 75.
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Brentford's key connection". Rail. No. 830. 5–18 July 2017. p. 76.

References[edit]

  • Booker, Frank (1985) [1977]. The Great Western Railway: A New History (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-946537-16-X.
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (August 2000). Branch Lines of West London. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-50-8.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Trumpers Crossing Halte   Great Western Railway
Brentford Branch Line
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°28′57″N 0°18′49″W / 51.4824°N 0.3136°W / 51.4824; -0.3136