Burnham railway station


Burnham railway station

:"For the station serving Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, see Highbridge and Burnham railway station."Infobox UK station
name = Burnham


manager = First Great Western
locale = Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire
borough = Slough
usage0405 = 0.822
usage0506 = 0.837
usage0607 = 0.884
platforms = 2
start =
code = BNM

Burnham railway station is the railway station for Burnham, Buckinghamshire, although it lies in Cippenham, a suburb of Slough, about half a mile to the south of Burnham proper.

The station is served by local services operated by First Great Western from London Paddington to Reading stations. The station is on the Great Western Main Line, the original line of the Great Western Railway. From opening in July 1899, the station was named "Burnham Beeches", becoming "Burnham (Bucks)" from 1 September 1930 to 5 May 1975, and then purely "Burnham". The station was closed as a First World War economy measure from April 1917 to March 1919. [map VI, photographs 14, 15, 16 and captions, "Slough to Newbury", Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, Middleton Press, Midhurst, 2000]

Location

The station is situated about half a mile south of Burnham Village and around a mile north of the village of Cippenham.

Station Facilities

Burnham Railway Station has a fully staffed ticketing office which is open 7 days a week. There is also a new self-service ticket machine, which replaced one that thieves attempted to break into in 2007. The station has a waiting room which is open during ticket office opening hours. Seating is also available under canopies on each platform.

Car parking facilities are around 100 metres away, in a car park operated by APCOA. Parking permits are sold to ticket holders individually from the station, or season ticket holders may purchase tickets from APCOA. [Car Parking Information from FGW Site [http://firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Content.aspx?id=185] ]

Services Provided

Burnham Station is served by First Great Western Class 165 and Class 166 trains towards London Paddington and Reading. Services often extend to Banbury, Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Newbury during peak hours.fact|date=January 2008

Burnham is used as one of the main stops for passengers who commute to and from Slough Trading Estatefact|date=January 2008, and there are an increased number of trains towards Paddington (up to one every 12 minutes approx.) and a varying number of trains towards Reading at peak hours. There are hourly services on Sundays, which do not call at Taplow. Unusually for a station on the Great Western Main Line, Burnham was built with platforms only on the relief lines. This makes it vulnerable to losing services when engineering work closes the relief lines leaving trains only serving the main lines.

There are no plans at present to provide High Speed Services at this station.

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