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Langley Elizabeth line
Langley Railway Station.jpg
Langley is located in Berkshire
Langley
Langley
Location of Langley in Berkshire
LocationLangley
Local authoritySlough
Grid referenceTQ013797
Managed byTransport for London
Station codeLNY
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms4
AccessibleYes[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Increase 0.818 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 0.815 million[2]
2018–19Increase 0.866 million[2]
2019–20Increase 0.908 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.239 million[2]
Key dates
1845Station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′29″N 0°32′31″W / 51.508°N 0.542°W / 51.508; -0.542Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°32′31″W / 51.508°N 0.542°W / 51.508; -0.542
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Langley railway station is in Langley, a suburb of Slough, Berkshire, England. It is 16 miles 18 chains (26.1 km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between Iver to the east and Slough to the west. The station is served by local services operated by the Elizabeth line.

History

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, but the station at Langley was not opened until 1845. The station building dates from 1878.[3]

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.[4][5]

Adjacent to the station is the site of the former Langley Oil Terminal, last operated by EWS.

The operation of the station was transferred to MTR Crossrail on behalf of Transport for London at the end of 2017.[6]

From 19th December 2019, the train services became part of TfL Rail in preparation for the Elizabeth line, which the services switched to on the 24th May 2022.

Accidents and incidents

On 1 March 1937, a passenger train and a freight train collided at Langley. One person was killed and six were injured.[7]

Services

The station is served by local services operated by the Elizabeth line. The typical off-peak service is:

Trains are formed of Class 345 Aventra trains with 9 cars, meaning that the platform is too short. Therefore, the rear 5 doors of Elizabeth line trains do not open at this station [8]


Preceding station Elizabeth line roundel (no text).svg Elizabeth line Following station
Slough
towards Reading
Elizabeth line
Iver
towards Paddington
Historical services
Preceding station Underground no-text.svg London Underground Following station
Slough
towards Windsor
District line West Drayton

Future

Network Rail is developing plans for the Western Rail Approach to Heathrow. This is a new rail link to provide a direct service to the airport from Reading and Slough. The new line is proposed to leave the Great Western main line just east of Langley, connecting by tunnel to existing platforms at Heathrow's Terminal 5 station.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Langley (Berks) Station Plan". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 13. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.
  4. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0.
  5. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (10th ed.). Harrow: Capital Transport. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7.
  6. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  7. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 40. ISBN 0-906899-01-X.
  8. ^ "Elizabeth line trains are too long for some stations".