Barnes Bridge railway station
Barnes Bridge railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London, is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving, it is on 12 km south west of London Waterloo. It was opened on 12 March 1916 on the Surrey side of the River Thames on the embankment leading to Barnes Railway Bridge, from which it takes its name; the station has an ornate entrance facing the river. Stairs lead up to each with a modest shelter. Passenger numbers are swelled on Boat Race days; the old ticket office is now used as a physiotherapy clinic. Barnes Bridge railway station is more central to Barnes than Barnes railway station, it is not wheelchair-accessible. The typical off-peak service from the station is: 4 tph direct to London Waterloo 2 tph to Weybridge 2 tph circuitously to London Waterloo by the Hounslow Loop through Brentford and Richmond London Buses routes 209, 419, 609 and 969 and night route N22 serve the station
Twickenham railway station
Twickenham railway station is in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is in Travelcard Zone 5. By track it is 11 miles 22 chains from London Waterloo. Only one main street abuts the station — at its west end — London Road running between a trunk road south of Twickenham Stadium and the town centre to the south including the town's public section of riverside; the station and all trains serving. Apart from Richmond Railway Bridge it is at the heart of a long section of two tracks at grade between Putney and Egham. Between about this point and St Margarets station, 500 metres east, are three tracks instead of two. Adding to the station's use, west are returning ends of the Hounslow Loop Lines. A street runs against the south side of the station meaning the westbound platform has long been in island format and doubles as the fast and semi-fast services' eastbound platform; the predecessor, a neo-gothic station, was built by the London and Windsor Railway on the west of London Road bridge, opening on 22 August 1848.
Preparatory work for rebuilding by the Southern Railway in its "Southern Odeon" style on the east of London Road was halted by the outbreak of World War II, with most trackwork and the vertical edgings of the five planned through platforms in place. After the war some platforms were made level for rugby spectators' trains which were hand-flagged through the station. In 28 March 1954 a rebuilt station came into use with three through tracks; the two main up platforms face each other. The slower of these sees more than half of services join from a flyover to the south which coupled with the three tracks to St Margarets ensures no hold-ups needed to fast services eastbound. Platform 1 has not existed as a functioning entity since before 2003; the trackbeds of both are now obstructed by temporary buildings. Platform 3 has a direct access from the street available via a queuing area used during events at Twickenham Stadium. On 4 February 1996, South West Trains ran the first re-privatised service nationally.
This ran from Twickenham to London at 05:10. The last regular-scheduled privatised train on the main network was 48 years before; the typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is: 12 to London Waterloo, of which: 8 run direct via Richmond and Clapham Junction with: 2 calling at Richmond and Clapham Junction only, 2 calling at Richmond, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall, 4 calling at all stations 2 run via the Kingston Loop and Wimbledon calling at all stations except Queenstown Road 2 run via the Hounslow Loop line calling at all stations 2 to Reading, calling at Feltham and all stations except Longcross. 2 to Windsor and Eton Riverside, calling at Whitton, Ashford and all stations. The station is on bus routes to places including Brentford and Hounslow. A taxi rank adjoins the booking hall; the RFU had petitioned the government to improve the station to be ready to handle the increased use during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Network Rail invested in plans in partnership with Kier Property and new rolling stock was ordered.
The partnership's boldest plans were countered by a residents action group. The Supreme Court refused leave to appeal from a series of pro-plan rulings in Summer 2013; the process led to reduced density and aesthetically enhanced plans and construction started in 2017. Enlargement of the complex to be mounted on a broad "podium", an outside street-level plaza, about 115 apartments, new retail units and a permanently open at-grade northern access point are being built in a programme of works forecast to end in 2020; the works include two northern entrances with direct access and footbridge access to platforms 2 and 3. Train times and station information for Twickenham railway station from National Rail
Hampton is a suburban area on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, which includes Hampton Court Palace. Hampton is served by two railway stations, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge in East Molesey. Hampton is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. There are long strips of public riverside in Hampton and the Hampton Heated Open Air Pool is one of the few such swimming pools in Greater London; the riverside, on the reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare. Hampton Ferry provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail; the most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes. At the western edge of London, many workers commute to Central London; the Anglo-Saxon parish of Hampton converted to secular use in the 19th century included present-day Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and hamlet of Hampton Court surrounding Hampton Court Palace which together are called The Hamptons.
The combined population of the Hamptons was 37,131 at the 2001 census. The name Hampton may come from the Anglo-Saxon words hamm meaning an enclosure in the bend of a river and ton meaning farmstead or settlement; the ten years to 1911 saw the highest percentage of population increase, the figures for 1851, 1871 and every 10 years to 1911 being: 3,134. A further 25% rise took place in the 1920s. In his national gazetteer written between 1870 and 1872, John Marius Wilson described Hampton Wick as being technically a hamlet, he furthered that the total area was 3,190 acres and the exact respective figures were £14, 445 excluding Hampton Wick, of which £300 was in gas works. Both halves had developed Urban Sanitary Districts recorded in the 1891 census Hampton and Hampton Wick were Urban Districts from 1894–1937, preceding the creation of the Borough of Twickenham, which Hampton joined. At the edge of London, from time immemorial until 1965 Hampton was in Middlesex, a former postal county and this designation is still common in this part of the former county among residents and businesses.
Tagg's Island and much of Hampton's riverside by association became known as Thames Riviera from the 1920s: the island was leased to Fred Karno, an entertainment impresario, who opened an elevated, three-storey rambling mansard roof hotel, the Karsino in 1913, demolished in 1971. World War I impacted the business, which rebranded as The Thames Riviera, rivalling the hotel in Maidenhead for the name, followed by The Palm Beach and The Casino; the Riviera aspect is sometimes described in literature by the Council however is controversial among dissenters to the land use wholly private housing, where Hampton's riverside is not open parkland – it is no longer endorsed by London's bus operator with a stop of that name, in the 2010s named after instead a long public meadow known as St Albans Riverside. A cannon in Roy Grove marks the Hampton end of the baseline measured in 1784 by General William Roy in preparation of the Anglo-French Survey to measure the relative situation of Greenwich Observatory and Paris Observatory.
This high precision survey was the forerunner of the Principal Triangulation of Great Britain which commenced in 1791, one year after Roy's death. In the report of the operation Roy gives the locations of the ends of the baseline as Hampton Poor-house and King's Arbour; the latter lies with the confines of Heathrow Airport. The exact end points of the baseline were made by two vertical pipes which carried flag-poles but in 1791, when the base was remeasured, the ends were marked by two cannons sunk into the ground, it is certain that the cannons have been disturbed and moved over the intervening years Hampton Academy, an Academy in Hampton Hampton School, an independent school for boys. Lady Eleanor Holles School is an independent school for girls, it is 13th in GCSE results among the top independent schools in the UK. The latter two schools share a new-for-2000 Millennium Boathouse. Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Women's Oxford v Cambridge Henley Boat Race participants of this century have attended the schools.
Hampton Junior School Hampton Preparatory School, the junior school for Hampton School Hampton Hill Junior School Hampton Infant and Nursery School Carlisle Infants school Buckingham Primary School Twickenham Prep School The Christian churches in Hampton and Hampton Hill work together as Churches Together Around Hampton. The church buildings are a significant presence in the area many of them being architecturally stand-alone listed buildings in otherwise quite homogenous 20th century housing estates; the ministers and members provide a range of services for the community. The affiliated churches are: Hampton Methodist Church, Hampton Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton Hampton Hill United Reformed Church, Hampton Hill St Theodore's Roman Catholic Church, Hampton St Francis de Sales, Hampton Hill and Upper Teddington All Saints, Old Farm Road, Hampton St Mary, Church Street (by Thames Str
Richmond station (London)
Richmond known as Richmond, is a National Rail station in Richmond, Greater London on the Waterloo to Reading and North London Lines. South Western Railway services on the Waterloo to Reading Line are routed through Richmond, between North Sheen and St. Margarets stations, 9 miles 57 chains down the line from London Waterloo. For London Overground and London Underground services, the next station is Kew Gardens; the station building, designed by James Robb Scott in Portland stone and dating from 1937, is in Art Deco style and its facade includes a square clock. The area in front of the station main entrance was pedestrianised in 2013 and includes a war memorial to soldier Bernard Freyberg, born in Richmond; the Richmond and West End Railway opened the first station at Richmond on 27 July 1846, as the terminus of its line from Clapham Junction, on a site to the south of the present through platforms, which became a goods yard and where a multi-storey car park now stands. The Windsor and South Western Railway extended the line westward, resiting the station to the west side of The Quadrant, on the extended tracks and west of the present through platforms.
Both the R&WER and WS&SWR were subsidiary companies of the South Western Railway. On 1 January 1869, the L&SWR opened a line to Richmond from north of Addison Road station on the West London Joint Railway; this line ran through Hammersmith station, since closed, Turnham Green and had connection with the North & South Western Junction Railway near Gunnersbury. Most of this line is now part of the London Underground District line. Before this line was built, services north from Richmond ran somewhat circuitously via chords at Kew Bridge and Barnes; the Great Western Railway ran a service from Paddington to Richmond via the Hammersmith & City Railway tracks to Grove Road and over the L&SWR tracks through Turnham Green. On 1 June 1877, the District Railway linked its terminus at Hammersmith to the nearby L&SWR tracks east of the present Ravenscourt Park station; the DR began running trains over the L&SWR tracks to Richmond. On 1 October 1877, the Metropolitan Railway restarted the former GWR service to Richmond via Grove Road station.
The DR route from Richmond to central London via Hammersmith was more direct than those of the NLR via Willesden Junction, of the L&SWR and the MR via Grove Road station and of the L&SWR via Clapham Junction to Waterloo. From 1 January 1894, the GWR began sharing the MR Richmond service, resulting in Gunnersbury having the services of five operators. After electrifying its tracks north of Acton Town in 1903, the DR funded the electrification, completed on 1 August 1905, from Gunnersbury to Richmond; the DR ran electric trains on the branch, while the L&SWR, NLR, GWR and MR services continued to be steam hauled. MR services ceased on 31 December 1906 and those of the GWR on 31 December 1910, leaving operations northwards through Kew Gardens and Gunnersbury to the DR, the NLR and L&SWR. On 3 June 1916, the L&SWR withdrew its service from Richmond to Addison Road through Hammersmith due to competition from the District line, leaving the District as the sole operator over that route and the NLR providing main line services via Willesden Junction.
Under the grouping of 1923, the L&SWR became part of the Southern Railway and the NLR became part of the London and Scottish Railway. On 1 August 1937, the SR opened its rebuilt station with the station building and the through platforms moved east to be next to the terminal platforms. At around the same time, the SR moved the goods yard from the site of the original terminus to a new location north-east of the station. On 18 September 1987, an accident occurred at Richmond when a westbound District line hit the buffers of platform 6 and broke the glass/perspex panels behind. No passengers were injured. A Crossrail branch to Kingston upon Thames via Richmond was proposed in 2003, but was dropped in 2004 due to a combination of local opposition, complex choices and engineering at the start of the route and insufficient return on investment, it could have run either overland or via a tunnel to Turnham Green and on the existing track through Gunnersbury to Richmond and thence to Kingston. The station has seven platforms numbered from south to north: Platforms 1 and 2 are through platforms for South Western Railway services.
Platforms 3 to 7 are terminating platforms used by: London Overground North London line services London Underground District line services. As of September 2011, work was under way to extend platforms 2 to accept 10-car trains; the bulk of the lengthening was to be at the west end. As part of these works, the platform canopies were being refurbished; the wide gap between platforms 3 and 4 had a third, run-around track for steam locomotives. Eight retail units are at the station: four eatery-cafés on alternate sides of the barriers two kiosks, the upper one being a hot drinks kiosk through
Hampton railway station (London)
Hampton railway station, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is on the Shepperton branch line. It is in Travelcard Zone 14 miles 47 chains down the line from London Waterloo; the station and all trains serving. The typical weekday hourly service at the station is: 2 trains to London Waterloo via Kingston and Clapham Junction 2 trains from London Waterloo by that route. Monday to Friday, four additional early morning rush-hour trains to Waterloo are routed via Twickenham and Richmond. Three additional evening rush-hour trains from Waterloo arrive via that route; the Saturday service is as on other weekdays without the extra services routed via Twickenham. On Sundays the service is hourly; the Shepperton branch opened to passengers on 1 November 1864. The original scheme intended that it would extend to a terminus on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames just east of Chertsey Bridge, but this plan was abandoned in 1862; the curve linking Fulwell and Teddington opened only to freight on 1 July 1894 and carried passengers on 1 June 1901 as the replacement principal route, but selected for peak hours only by British Rail later.
The line was electrified on 30 January 1916. London Buses routes 216 serve the station. Notes References Train times and station information for Hampton railway station from National Rail
Teddington railway station
Teddington railway station is located in Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London, is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is 13 miles 54 chains down the line from London Waterloo; the station is operated by South Western Railway. It was listed Grade II as of historic interest in 2012. There are two platforms joined by a footbridge near the north-western end of the station buildings; this footbridge has a barrier running its length so that it is usable either externally to provide access from Victoria Road to Station Road or internally to provide access between the platforms. A second footbridge exists south-east of the station between a footpath off Victoria Road and the point where Station Road becomes Cromwell Road; the typical off-peak service from the station is: 6 trains per hour to London Waterloo, of which: 4 trains per hour run via Kingston and Wimbledon 2 trains per hour run via Richmond and Putney 2 trains per hour to SheppertonOn Sundays, the services run less - hourly to Shepperton, to Waterloo via Kingston and Waterloo via Richmond.
There is an hourly service between Kingston and Waterloo via Hounslow. The principal station buildings are located in Victoria Road in Teddington, although access is available from Station Road; the Station Road entrance is a four-minute walk from Teddington High Street. Several carriages of a train that had stopped at the station were destroyed in an arson attack by suffragettes on 26 April 1913. Media related to Teddington railway station at Wikimedia Commons Train times and station information for Teddington railway station from National Rail
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