FANDOM


Iver railway station is situated in the village of Richings Park, near Iver, Buckinghamshire, England. It is the first

station on the Great Western Main Line located outside Greater London, 14 miles 60 chains (23.7 km) down the line from London Paddington and situated between West Drayton to the east and Langley to the west.

In preparation for the introduction of Elizabeth line services, the operation of the station was transferred to MTR Crossrail on behalf of Transport for London at the end of 2017.

History Edit

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, however no station was provided at Iver until 1924; Iver station opened on 1 December that year.[2]

This section of line is also where the first trials of the locomotive North Star were held, commemorated by a public house in nearby Thorney.

William Stallybrass, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, died in a railway accident when he stepped out of a moving train near the station in 1948.[3] He was almost blind at the time.