Great Marlow Line MARLOW - MAIDENHEAD PASSENGERS’ ASSOCIATION

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The Marlow - Maidenhead Passengers' Association is the action group for all public transport users - 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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Journey Check 165134 crosses Cock Marsh
Unit 165134 crosses Cock Marsh on 6.4.2013. Click photo to enlarge.
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Replacement Bus Service

Buses will replace trains between maidenhead and Marlow on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.

Timetable Erratum

0706 from Didcot Parkway to London Paddington calls additionally at Maidenhead at 0759.

Points Failure at Maidenhead

We believe the points have now been repaired.
[20160426]

Two Trains per Hour Off-peak?

Great Western Railway is looking at the possibility of running a half-hourly off-peak service on the Marlow branch without the need to change trains. This would require track and signalling modifications at Bourne End so that trains can access platform 2 from Marlow. It is dependent on getting Local Growth Fund money from Thames Valley Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership plus funding from local government, Network Rail and DfT.
[20141103]

Article: Electrifying the Branch

Obstacles and Opportunities

A personal view (html) by Richard Porter.

Avoiding Fines Trumps Serving Passengers

We have been following up complaints about Network Rail Paddington announcing trains with insufficient time for passengers to board before they depart. We were astonished to get a reply from Network Rail which included: “We do strive to give passengers sufficient time to board but owing to operational requirements, this is not always possible.”.

We consider this unacceptable. What's the point of running a train service if you don’t give intending passengers time to get on. The operators seem to think that running an empty train on time is better than serving customers.
[20160420]

Banbury and Oxford Summer Blockade

All lines through Banbury will be closed for track and signalling renewals from 30th July to 7th August inclusive. A replacement bus service will operate between Bicester North and Leamington Spa.

The line between Didcot Parkway and Banbury will be closed from 30th July for two weeks. Diversions and replacement bus services will operate.
[20160225]

Re-railing on the Branch

You may be aware that Network Rail has done some re-railing with continuously welded rail between Cookham and Furze Platt. It has no plans to do any further upgrades to the line before Control Period 7 (from April 2024).
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