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TWYFORD – TAPLOW / HIGH WYCOMBE
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Planned Engineering Works
The Marlow - Maidenhead Passengers' Association is the public transport user group - bus and train - in the area served by the Maidenhead to Marlow railway line in the Thames Valley including its former route into High Wycombe. We cover main line services from Taplow, Maidenhead and Twyford as well as High Wycombe station. The Association’s Constitution may be viewed here.
We lobby the operators and local government on behalf of users to improve services and facilities, and we bring you timely information regarding proposed and actual service changes.
The more members we have the stronger is our voice in fighting for your interests. For more about the benefits of membership and an application form please visit the Membership Page or e-mail us.
Timetable Downloads (PDF)
Great Western Railway 01 January to 18 March 2019:
More timetable links on our Timetable Index.
Compensation for Delays
For Chiltern Railways please see their Contact Us page.
from 01 Jan 2019
Unit 165134 crosses Cock Marsh on 6.4.2013. Click photo to enlarge.
© 2013 R. Porter
Intercity Express units 800 008 and 009 prepare for the launch into public service with the 07:00 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads on Monday 16th October. On the right 57604 “Pendennis Castle” is about to leave with the empty “Night Riviera” stock. (R. Porter)
Maurice Oram 1935-2018
We are very sad to report the death of our Honorary President, Maurice Oram, on 20th December after a short illness. He was 83. Known as
“Mr Marlow”, he was a town councillor of Marlow and five times mayor. Maurice was instrumental in founding the Marlow - Maidenhead
Railway Passengers’ Association in 1972, following the closure of the line from Bourne End to High Wycombe two years earlier.
He was also vice-president of Marlow Football Club and served on the Riley Park Trust.
Crossrail - More Delay, More Money
The Crossrail project has been given a £1.4bn bail-out of which £1.3bn is a loan from the DfT and the rest is from the GLA.
The launch date has been pushed further back. The Mayor has announced that the new chair of Crossrail will be Tony Meggs, replacing Sir Terry Morgan.
Rail Ombudsman Appointed
The Rail Ombudsman is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which offers a free, expert service to help sort out unresolved customer complaints
about service providers within the rail industry. It will have the power to instruct train companies to pay compensation. All major train operators in
the UK that have franchise agreements with the Department for Transport must abide by any ombudsman decision. Unresolved complaints against Transport for
London will still need to taken to watchdog London TravelWatch.
Last HST Leaves Old Oak Common Depot
Great Western Railway knows how to celebrate in style, but the remarkable thing about this video is that the whole event was
organised by the staff at the depot without the knowledge of top management. That included making sure that the
power car 43093 Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976 - 2018 was the last to leave. Many of those involved would be losing their jobs when the depot
closed on 8th December to make way for the new HS2 station. The singer is Claire Rossi. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to all concerned.
In Cold Weather..
If you’re the last on or off a diesel unit, please close the train doors. Save energy and keep the train warm, especially at terminal stations. The doors on Class 387 Electrostars will close automatically after a short interval if not being used.
Doors on High Speed Trains do not close automatically. Please avoid unnecessary delays by closing the door behind you.
Bourne End looking North-East in 1947. The bay platform for the “Marlow Donkey” is on the left.
Planned Engineering Work
Thames Valley Summary
There are other changes to long distance services, and to Basingstoke, Bedwyn and North Downs services.
Visit the GWR web site for more details.
Week 42 - Saturday 12th to Friday 18th January
Saturday — Paddington - Didcot Parkway: from approximately 2230 until the end of service, some trains will depart up to 8 minutes EARLIER than usual.
Week 43 - Saturday 19th to Friday 25th January
Saturday — From approximately 2230 until the end of service, some trains will depart up to 8 minutes EARLIER than usual.
Week 44 - Saturday 26th to Friday 1st February
No planned alterations on GWR east of Reading. Sunday: buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon (and other long distance, Brighton, Gatwick and Basingstoke changes).
Advance notice. From 2245 Saturday 2nd February and all day Sunday 3rd February: Buses replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.
Tuesday 1st January - new GWR timetable starts. Weekday evening peak service on the branch runs 3 minutes later except Marlow to Bourne End.
Thursday 17th January 19:30 - Marlow and District Railway Society meets at Bourne End Community Centre. “1968 - That Was The Year That Was” presented by Geoff Plumb.
Friday 18th January 23:45 - Close of Williams Rail Review Consultation.
Sunday 13th January - buses replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow until about 0930.
Monday 28th January 19:30 RCTS meets at Cox Green Community Centre. The History of the London Underground Map - an illustrated presentation by John Dodd.
Friday 29th March 19:45 - MMPA AGM, Bourne End (Bucks) Community Centre (map).
Sunday 19th May - Summer timetables start. Minimal changes expected.
Saturday 8th June 10:00 - 17:00 - Maidenhead Model Railway Exhibition, Knowl Hill Village Hall. Marlow, Maidenhead & District Model Railway Club
Maurice Oram 1935 - 2018
Battery Trains for the Branch?
GWR Report to the AGM 2018
Intercity Express - First Impressions
Electrifying the Branch -
Latest MMPA Newsletter
Latest Railfuture Publications
Last updated 13th January, 2019
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