London to Reading and intermediate stations

Description of line

4 track main line from London, Paddington to Reading down the Thames valley. Straight and fast.

Branches to Greenford from West Ealing, to Heathrow from Hayes and Harlington, to Windsor from Slough, to Marlow from Maidenhead, and from Twyford to Henley

Service offered

Express services from London to Reading, and a variety of slower trains serving intermediate stations.

Greenford branch trains continue in to Paddington, as to occasional trains of Marlow and Henley branches.

Peak flows

Into London Paddington, a.m., Monday through Friday, returning late afternoon.

Known issues

Serious overcrowding i peak hours between London and Reading, and also of some intermediate trains.

New train patterns in December 2006 reduced some services and resulted in discontent.


See here

Recent discussions:
Link to ... The Genius that is GWR
Link to ... New Platform Markings at Reading
Link to ... Unnecessary announcements
Link to ... Sunday service for Acton Main Line and West Ealing
Link to ... Going t'other way from Reading
Link to ... TfL customer service at Taplow
Link to ... Slippery Conditions Underfoot at Reading
Link to ... Tonight at Reading (01-12-2018) - Useless Staff
Link to ... 19.48 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill not calling at Maidenhead?
Link to .. Wrong Passenger Information - Again!
Link to .. Planning? What planning?
Link to .. Weekend Engineering Works
Link to .. London Bridge redevelopment lecture - Maidenhead - 24.9.2018
Link to .. See it, Say it, ...
Link to .. TV Alert: 'Inside Out London' comes to Hayes
Link to .. 7.01 from Maidenhead to Paddington
Link to .. London to Reading, London to Heathrow, service patterns under Crossrail
Link to .. Platform switching at Maidenhead
Link to .. 1Y35 0827 Heathrow T5 to Paddington 10/08/2018
Link to .. Paddington platform 9 closed 08/08/2018

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