Kew Bridge railway station
Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Kew Bridge railway station is a railway station in Brentford and Gunnersbury, in the London Borough of Hounslow, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains. The station was named after the nearby Kew Bridge.
The station, on the Hounslow Loop Line, lies on the southern curve of the Kew Bridge railway triangle. It was opened in 1849 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). The North & South Western Junction Railway opened its Kew station in 1853 (closed in 1866) on the western curve and in 1862 added on the eastern curve its Kew Bridge platforms (closed 1940) connected to the LSWR station. There are no passenger services on the eastern and western curves.<ref>Kew Bridge station</ref> Britain's largest cycle manufacturer, Brompton Bicycle, is based behind the station, along the northeast edge of the railway triangle. Nearby attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew Bridge Steam Museum and the Musical Museum, Brentford.
OverviewTemplate:Cite web</ref> main station building, designed by Sir William Tite,<ref name="Listed"/> is disused. The platforms are reached by a side walk-way. The building is rundown and gives the impression that the station is closed. A campaign in 2004 to have the station renovated came to nothing. The redevelopment of the nearby Lionel Road site may lead to some kind of overhaul of the station.
The station building has been fully refurbished, internally and externally, as of June 2013. A date has not been specified regarding the reopening of the ticket office and waiting room, including staffing levels and opening hours.
Hounslow Council proposed that Crossrail services from the east now intended to terminate at Paddington should run to Hounslow by a mix of existing line and new connections. None of this is supported by present Crossrail plans. Other plans are for the new site of Brentford Football Club to be placed in the middle of the triangle of track and then to open up part of the original entrance of the station on the platform to be used for the stadium on match days.Template:Cn
The typical off-peak weekday service in trains per hour is
- 6 to London Waterloo of which
- 4 run direct via Putney and
- 2 run circuitously via Brentford
- 2 to Weybridge.
- Kew Bridge
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Kew Gardens station (London)