Great Marlow Line MARLOW - MAIDENHEAD PASSENGERS’ ASSOCIATION

TWYFORD – TAPLOW / HIGH WYCOMBE
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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.
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Timetable Downloads (PDF)

Chiltern Railways 19 May until 14 December 2019

Great Western Railway 19 May to 14 December 2019:
T10 London to Greenford, Heathrow Airport, Reading and Didcot Parkway (stopping services)
T12 Maidenhead to Bourne End and Marlow

GWR Planned Engineering

Arriva Bus 35/36/37 Hign Wycombe - Bourne End - Maidenhead (PDF)

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Compensation for Delays

For information see GWR’s web site or download the Delay Compensation Form (PDF).

For Chiltern Railways please see their Contact Us page.


 
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Marlow Branch
from 19 May 2019

Service Disruptions
Journey Check 165134 crosses Cock Marsh
Unit 165134 crosses Cock Marsh on 6.4.2013. Click photo to enlarge.
© 2013 R. Porter
HST 43002 at Paddington 18.05.2019
HST Finale - Power Car 43002 “Sir Kenneth Grange” is the last to leave Paddington on a scheduled service on Saturday 18th May 2019, propelling the 1830 to Exeter St. David’s. 43198 was leading. (R. Porter)

Marlow Branch Possessions

Crossrail upgrade work relating to Platform 5 at Maidenhead means that GWR will be unable to run branch line trains on the following Sundays: 21/7, 4/8, 11/8, 15/9, 27/9, 13/10, 27/10, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11, 1/12, 8/12 and 15/12.

GWR has started to put in a number of communications and will continue to update them as the weeks go by. These will include station posters, point of sale displays at ticket offices such as Maidenhead, and a slide on the “Transformation Displays” which can be found at Reading and London Paddington.
[20190704]

GWR Revamps Customer Panel

Caroline Cummins has been appointed to a new role of Customer Engagement Manager in the GWR Customer Experience team, responsible for the future Customer Panel meetings and ongoing interaction between customers and the business. MMPA is now represented on the Customer Panel. Previously the panel operated independently of user groups and other stakeholders. The team plans to communicate with members through meetings, surveys and on-line quick polls. MMPA will raise members’ issues through the panel and other appropriate channels when necessary.
[20180711]

GWR Rolls Out Touch Card

GWR Touch Card

GWR is extending its touch smartcard across the region. You can load tickets onto it, including weekly and monthly season tickets, singles, returns and London Travelcards. You need to purchase the ticket first, either online or at a station, then you can touch in and out as with Oyster. Unlike Oyster you can’t put money on the card and it doesn’t charge you automatically for your journey.

So far we haven’t found a journey that we can add to the card but hopefully some will be added over time. More information here.
[20190614]

Older News

Bourne End in 1947

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 may be other changes to long distance services, and to Basingstoke, Bedwyn, Oxford and North Downs services.

Visit the GWR web site for more details.

Week 19 - Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th August

Saturday From approximately 2115 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.
Sunday All day, buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.
Sunday All day, trains will depart from London Paddington up to 15 minutes later than usual. Some services will be amended.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday The 2351 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell. Please travel on an alternative TfL Rail service.
Saturday From approximately 2115 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Sunday All day, trains will not call at Burnham. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The 0502 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Please travel on a later train
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday From approximately 2200 until the end of service trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The 0019 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Change at Twyford for an onwards rail connection to Reading.

Week 20 - Saturday 10th to Friday 16th August

Saturday From approximately 2115 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.
Sunday All day, buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.
Sunday All day, trains will depart from London Paddington up to 5 minutes EARLIER than usual. Some services will be amended. Some services between Newbury/Bedwyn and London Paddington will terminate at Reading and not call at Maidenhead.
Saturday From approximately 2115 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Sunday All day, trains will not call at Burnham. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham.
Monday The 0502 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Please travel on a later train.

Week 21 - Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday The 2351 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.
Sunday All day, trains will depart from London Paddington to the West of England up to 3 minutes EARLIER than usual.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday From approximately 2200 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The 0502 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Please travel on a later service.
Friday From approximately 2330 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The 0019 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Change at Twyford for an onwards rail connection to Reading.

Week 22 - Saturday 24th to Friday 30th August

Saturday From the start of service until approximately 0630 and again from approximately 2300 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Sunday From the start of service until approximately 0800 and again from approximately 2230 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

Week 23 - Saturday 31st to Friday 6th September

Saturday The 2220 and 2250 London Paddington to Oxford services will depart 2 minutes EARLIER than usual. ,br.Sunday All day, trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads/Cheltenham Spa/South Wales/the West of England will depart up to 11 minutes EARLIER than usual.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday The 2201 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Langley and Iver. The 2320 London Paddington to Oxford service will depart 5 minutes EARLIER than usual. The 2351 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday From approximately 2200 until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday The 0502 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Please travel on a later service.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday The 0019 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Change at Twyford for an onwards rail connection to Reading.
Sunday All day, buses will replace trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames.

EVENTS

Monday 9th September 2019 - CILT lecture: Running the Railway. Guest speaker: Mark Hopwood, Managing Director Great Western Railway. Venue: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Thursday 19th September 19:30 - Marlow and District Railway Society meets at Bourne End Community Centre. Tim Speechley presents “A 70s Miscellany - Part 4”.

Thursday 19th September 18:00 - Lecture: The Elizabeth line - Network Rail readiness. Venue: Reading UTC, Crescent Road, Reading RG1 5RQ. 18.30 start, to 20.30. Institution of Engineering & Technology.

Saturday 21st September 10:00 - Railfuture Annual Conference, Bristol.

Thursday 10th October 2019 19:00 - Lecture: Railway Signalling, from Policemen to Digital Rail. Venue: Reading UTC, Crescent Road, Reading RG1 5RQ. 19.30 start, to 21.00. Institution of Engineering & Technology.

Sunday 15th December - New timetable starts - big speed-up on GWR (we hope). MTR Crossrail takes over Reading - Paddington stopping service. Didcot Parkway service remains with GWR.

Sunday 22nd December - Saturday 4th January - Christmas timetable including some shutdowns. Details when available.

ARTICLES

Battery Trains for the Branch?

We get a ride on Viva Rail’s Class 230.

GWR Report to the AGM 2018

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Intercity Express - First Impressions

IET Launch, 16th October 2017

Electrifying the Branch -
Obstacles and Opportunities

A personal view (html) by Richard Porter.

Could High Wycombe Line Be Reopened?

Read this article from the Bucks Free Press.
[20160611]

Maurice Oram 1935 - 2018

Some recollections of our late Honorary President from Mark Hopwood.

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