Fulwell railway station

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Fulwell National Rail
Fulwell Station-by-John-Salmon.jpg
Fulwell is located in Greater London
Fulwell
Fulwell
Location of Fulwell in Greater London
LocationFulwell
Local authorityLondon Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeFLW
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.469 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.497 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.482 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.424 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.411 million[1]
Key dates
1 November 1864Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°26′00″N 0°21′03″W / 51.4334°N 0.3508°W / 51.4334; -0.3508Coordinates: 51°26′00″N 0°21′03″W / 51.4334°N 0.3508°W / 51.4334; -0.3508
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Fulwell railway station on the Shepperton Branch Line serves Fulwell[n 1] in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is 12 miles 75 chains (20.8 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

History[edit]

The Shepperton Branch or Thames Valley Line, opened on 1 November 1864, accessed from the Strawberry Hill direction only. 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.[2]

The curve from Fulwell to Teddington opened to freight on 1 July 1894 and first carried passengers on 1 June 1901. The branch line was electrified on 30 January 1916 (at the same time as the Kingston Loop). Since a change under British Rail the large majority of Shepperton branch services have been routed via Kingston upon Thames, retaining additional peak hour services via Twickenham.

The station is expected to be a calling point of Crossrail 2.

Services[edit]

The typical weekday hourly service at the station is:[3]

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.[4]

The Saturday service is as on other weekdays without the extra services routed via Twickenham. On Sundays the service is hourly.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Teddington   South Western Railway
Shepperton Branch Line
  Hampton
Strawberry Hill   South Western Railway
Shepperton Branch Line
(Restricted service)
 
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Shepperton
Crossrail
Line 2

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 33, 267, 281, 481, 681, R70 and N22 all call close to the station.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The neighbourhood of Twickenham between Hampton Hill and Twickenham Green
References
  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ London's Local Railways by Alan A. Jackson, Capital Transport (1999); ISBN 1-85414-209-7
  3. ^ Table 152 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ Table 149 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1990). London Suburban Railways: Kingston and Hounslow Loops. Middleton Press.

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