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Pangbourne railway station

Place  Pangbourne
Station code  PAN
DfT category  E
Number of platforms  2
Original company  Great Western Railway
Grid reference  SU632766
Managed by  Great Western Railway
2011/12  0.414 million
Local authority  West Berkshire
Pangbourne railway station
Address  North Wessex Downs AONB, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7DY, United Kingdom
Similar  Goring & Streatley railway st, Tilehurst railway station, Radley railway station, Cholsey railway station, Appleford railway station

Pangbourne railway station is a railway station serving the village of Pangbourne in the county of Berkshire, and across the River Thames the village of Whitchurch-on-Thames, in Oxfordshire. The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway.

History

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway, which was opened in stages: the portion between Reading and Steventon opened on 1 June 1840, and Pangbourne was the first station out of Reading.

Description

Pangbourne station is located close to the village centre, with main station buildings on the opposite side of the railway to the village. It has two platforms, one on each of the relief (slow) lines, whilst the fast lines pass behind the station. The platforms are linked to each other and the station entrance, on the up relief platform, by a pedestrian underpass.

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Originally, the station also had platforms (the former 1 & 2) on the main (fast) lines; as such, the current Platforms 1 & 2 were Platforms 3 & 4 respectively. Some signs of their previous existence are still visible adjacent to (the current) Platform 1. A consequence of their removal is that when the relief lines are closed for engineering work, local stopping services cannot call at Pangbourne, and a replacement bus service is required.

Services

Pangbourne station is served by stopping services run by Great Western Railway between Reading and Oxford. Most of these services start or continue as semi-fast services between Reading and London Paddington, and run twice an hour throughout most of the day, but only hourly on Sundays. Certain Oxford trains are extended to/from Banbury on weekdays & Saturdays.

References

Pangbourne railway station Wikipedia


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