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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

Chiltern Railways 15 May 2022 t0 12 December 2022:

15 May to 9th December 2022 (PDF)

London Marylebone - High Wycombe - Oxford/Aylesbury/Birmingham Moor St. (HTML)

Changes to train times (HTML)

Great Western Railway 15 May to 10 December 2022:

T10 Paddington to Didcot Parkway (local trains) (PDF)
T12 Maidenhead to Marlow (PDF)

View / download GWR Timetables.

GWR Planned Engineering

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

More timetable links on our Timetable Index.

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Live signalling diagram Twyford - West Drayton (from

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.

HTML Timetables
Marlow Branch
15 May to 10 Dec 2022
Engineering Summary

LARGE PRINT Timetables

03457 000 125 (GWR) or
03456 005 165 (Chiltern)

Service Disruptions
Journey Check 165121 and 126 and at Bourne End
Turbos 165126 for Maidenhead and 165121 for Marlow meet at Bourne End on 27.6.2018 (R. Porter)
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Strikes Update

ASLEF will be striking on Saturday, 13th August. There will be no GWR services except for very limites services on three routes: Paddington to Bristol T.M., Reading to Oxford and Reading to Basingstoke. We anticipate that there will be a basic Elizabeth Line service.

RMT will be striking on 18th and 20th August including GWR, and on London Overground and Underground on the 19th. More details when we have them.

Extreme Heat Warning

The Meterological Office has issued an extreeme heat warning for August 11th to 14th. Expect delays and cancellations due to blanket speed restrictions.

PlusBus from Bourne End

Passengers travelling to High Wycombe can book to Bourne End with the PlusBus add-on which gives unlimited bus travel on participating operators’ services including Arriva and Carousel around the High Wycombe urban area (PDF). The cost per day is £3.60 for adults or £2.40 with a railcard. A child ticket is £1.80.

For season tickets and further information please see the PlusBus web site.

Branch Possession in October

Network Rail is planning a 9-day blockade of the Maidenhead - Marlow branch from 00:40 on 22nd October to 05:15 on 31st October 2022 (half term holiday week). A replacement bus service will be in operation. We don’t yet have the details but it is possible that Cookham level crossing will be used as an access point.


We have reluctantly decided to postpone the AGM because of the disruption to rail services caused by the RMT strike. It was looking very likely that most of our speakers would be unable to attend. Although Friday is a non-strike day train services would be curtailed early, making it difficult for members to get home.


Train passenger numbers have now reached 90% - 93% of pre-pandemic level.

Older News

Bourne End in 1947

Bourne End looking North-East in 1947. The bay platform for the “Marlow Donkey” is on the left.


Please contact the organisation concerned for membership or if you wish to join the meeting as a guest.

Marlow and District Railway Society - see web site for meeting details.

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - See web site for meeting details.

Monday 18 July - London Overground extension to Barking Riverside opens.

Tuesday 02 August - Marlow Society Local History Group: “Lost Houses of Marlow”. Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, SL7 1DD, 20:00.

TO BE RESCHEDULED: MMPA Annual General Meeting,

October - 9-day blockade of the branch for engineering work from 00:40 on 22nd October to 05:15 on 31st October 2022. A replacement bus service will be in operation.


Battery Trains for the Branch?

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

GWR Report to the AGM 2018

Download PDF

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.

Maurice Oram 1935 - 2018

Some recollections of our late Honorary President from Mark Hopwood.

Latest Publications

MMPA Newsletter Archive

Issue 190 (June 2022, PDF): A4 | A5 x 2 | Pamphlet

Rail Business Daily (sign up)


Rail Technology Magazine

Modern Railways

Railfuture (all PDF)

Railwatch No. 170 December 2021
Rail User Express August 2021
Thames Valley Newsletter No. 99, August 2021
railse no.154 December 2021 (London & SE quarterly newsletter)
inter-railse no.44 February 2022 (L & SE monthly newsletter)

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