Iver railway station

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Iver railway station is a railway station situated in the village of Richings Park, near Iver, Buckinghamshire, England. It is the first station on the Great Western Main Line located outside Greater London.

History

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, however no station was provided at Iver until 1924; Iver station opened on 1 December that year.

This section of line is also where the first trials of the North Star were held, commemorated by a public house in nearby Thorney.

William Stallybrass, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, died in a railway accident when he stepped out of a moving train near the station in 1948. He was almost blind at the time.

British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd. owns the land between the station and Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, said to have been considered by Brunel as a location of the works subsequently based at Swindon.

Services

The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western between Template:LUL stations and Template:Stnlnk stations.

Future

The line through Iver is due to be electrified for the new Crossrail service starting in 2018 which provide Iver with cross-London services.<ref name="Crossrail 2018">Template:Cite news</ref>

The station is also potentially the site of a new Heathrow Hub railway station which would see the station greatly expanded with 12 platforms and serving as the main interchange between Heathrow Airport, Crossrail, the Great Western Main Line and High Speed 2.

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