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.

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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MMPA AGM - Friday 27th March

Your chance to quiz the senior managers from First Great Western and Chiltern Railways. With luck we might have Crossrail and Network Rail represented too, not to mention Arriva The Shires and Carousel. It's at the Bourne End Community Centre (small hall) starting at 19:45. If you're on the 18:42 from Paddington or 19:24 from Marlow you should be in plenty of time. Guests are welcome. Map.
[20150127]

Major Disruption at Easter

First Great Western has announced details of its service arrangements for 3rd - 11th April when major permanent way work will be carried out between Hayes & Harlington and Didcot Parkway. Replacement bus services will be operating. For Twyford passengers there will be a bus link to Wokingham.

For those affected by browser compatibility problems on the FGW site we have reproduced the relevant local information here. We have noticed some inconsistencies in the information provided and have asked FGW to correct them.
[20150116]

Temporary Canopies at Maidenhead

First Great Western’s promises in October that temporary canopies would be erected before work started on demolishing the old canopies came to nought. We took this up with FGW and were advised that the canopies will be put up within the next two weeks. We shall continue to monitor the situation.
[20141121]

Update: we expect work on the new canopies to begin this month.

GWR Running-in Board at High Wycombe Restored

Chiltern Railways has had the original Great Western running-in board restored to its former glory with amended wording since the station is not currently the junction for Maidenhead and Marlow. The sign had been covered up first by a British Railways Western Region enamel sign and more recently by advertising posters. Many thanks to station manager Rob Munday for the initiative. The restoration was part funded by MMPA and the Railway Heritage Trust. (Photo: Chiltern Railways)
[20141204]

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In Cold Weather..

If you’re the last on or off, please close the train doors. Save energy and keep the train warm, especially at terminal stations.

Doors on High Speed Trains do not close automatically. Please avoid unnecessary delays by closing the door behind you.

RBWM Bus Survey

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is carrying out a short survey following its recent marketing exercise. You don't have to be a bus user to take part. The survey closes on January 31st. You can take part here.
[20150105]

Electrification Works at Taplow

Network Rail will be clearing vegitation and installing piled foundations in the Taplow area between 12th January and 27th February. From 2nd February to 20th April they will be installing the overhead line structures. For more information see this letter (PDF).
[20141224]

Extra Through Train from Paddington to Bourne End

First Great Western is hoping to run an additional through train from Paddington to Bourne End at 16:32 Monday-Friday from the May 2015 timetable change. This is dependent on negotiating the necessary path with Network Rail.
[20141223]

Two Trains per Hour Off-peak?

First Great Western 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 for the upgrade.

A service interval improvement from 45 to 30 minutes is being considered for Henley, but at the cost of reducing the service from Wargrave to hourly. This is subject to consultation.
[20141103]

High Wycombe running in board

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