Hanwell railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Hanwell railway station is a railway station in Hanwell in the London Borough of Ealing. The station is managed by First Great Western but served by local services operated by Heathrow Connect from London Template:LUL stations to Heathrow Airport.

The station is manned for part of the day. There is a passenger-operated ticket machine at the station's northern entrance as well as a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine issuing 'Permit to Travel' tickets which are exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets.

History

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, although Hanwell station was not ready until December of that year; it opened on 1 December.<ref name=Butt>Template:Cite book</ref> From 1 March 1883, the station was served by District Railway services running between Template:LUL stations and Windsor; the service was discontinued as uneconomic after 30 September 1885. The station was renamed Hanwell and Elthorne on 1 April 1896, and reverted to Hanwell on 6 May 1974.<ref name=Butt /> Re-built circa 1875-77 it has been declared a grade II listed building by English Heritage but is stated to be in a very poor condition.

Description

The station is sited a short distance east of the Grade I-listed Wharncliffe Viaduct.

On platform 3 is a station nameboard, bearing the pre-1974 name Hanwell and Elthorne.Template:Citation needed

Services

For most of the day four trains stop each hour at Hanwell; two going to Heathrow and two going to London Paddington.

The station operator is First Great Western, however only two services per weekday are provided by First Great Western. These are the 00:02 to Reading and the 08:56 to Twyford.

All other services are provided by Heathrow Connect (2tph in either direction for most of the day.)

There are no Sunday train services from Hanwell.

From October 2008, Oyster "pay as you go" can be used for journeys originating or ending at Hanwell with the exception of journeys to Heathrow, where "pay as you go" is not valid.

Forthcoming improvements

Crossrail trains will call at Hanwell. Services are expected to commence in 2018.<ref name="Crossrail 2018">Template:Cite news</ref> Selective Door Opening will be used because the platforms are shorter than the Crossrail trains will be. In other respects the station already meets most Crossrail requirements, but Network Rail will undertake minor architectural works including branding and signage.

Transport links

London bus route E3.

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