Location of Hanwell in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Ealing|
|Managed by||Elizabeth line|
|Number of platforms||3|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 December 1838||Opened as Hanwell|
|1 April 1896||Renamed Hanwell and Elthorne|
|6 May 1974||Renamed Hanwell|
|London transport portal|
Hanwell railway station serves Hanwell in the London Borough of Ealing. It is 7 miles 28 chains (11.8 km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between West Ealing and Southall.
All trains serving Hanwell are operated by the Elizabeth line, having taken over the Heathrow Connect stopping services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, and Great Western Railway local services between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington from the 20 May 2018 timetable change. From the 17 May 2020 timetable change, Hanwell station gained a Sunday service. In November 2021 the Ealing Civic Society recognized the quality of the renovations to the station building by awarding the station the society's annual award.
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. From 1 March 1883, the station was served by District Railway services running between Mansion House 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. Re-built circa 1875–77 some 250m east of its original location at the time the main line was quadrupled, it has been declared a grade II listed building by English Heritage.
The south entrance was closed in the 1970s, but reopened in December 2014 with funding from Ealing Council and Transport for London.
As part of the Crossrail project, Hanwell station gained step-free access via lifts from platform to ticket office level in early 2020.
The station is sited a short distance east of the Grade I listed Wharncliffe Viaduct.
Some of the original station nameboards with the pre-1974 name Hanwell and Elthorne are still on the platforms (as seen in the photo on the left).
All services from Hanwell are operated by Elizabeth line.
From Autumn 2022 trains to London Paddington will continue through new tunnels under Central London to Abbey Wood.
From May 2023 trains will additionally travel to Shenfield on the Great Eastern Main Line.
FromFrom May 2020, Hanwell received a Sunday service provided by TfL Rail (now the Elizabeth line). Selective Door Opening is used because the platforms are shorter than the Class 345 Elizabeth line trains are.
From October 2008, Oyster "pay as you go" can be used for journeys originating or ending at Hanwell.
|Preceding station||Elizabeth line||Following station|
|Southall||Elizabeth line||West Ealing|
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|District line||West Ealing|
towards Mansion House
London Buses route E3 serves the station.