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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.
MMPA AGM 27 MARCH AT 19:45
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Great Western Railway until 16 May 2020:
(MTR Elizabeth Line) Timetable until 16 May 2020
More timetable links on our Timetable Index.
Compensation for Delays
For Chiltern Railways please see their Contact Us page.
until 16 May 2020
Unit 165134 crosses Cock Marsh on 6.4.2013. Click photo to enlarge.
© 2013 R. Porter
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)
Overcrowding in the Morning Peak
Please let us have your feedback
We hear reports of “fewer fast trains in the morning peak”. In fact there is only one fewer train than before
but it is a critical one which used to start at Twyford. The current 0802 departure from Maidenhead to Paddington starts from
Didcot Parkway so is full by the time it gets to Maidenhead. We are trying to get the relief train reinstated.
Taplow’s “Fourth Bridge” Opens
The new bridge and lifts at Taplow, the fourth bridge in about three years, were opened on Monday 16th December and are a big
improvement. The temporary bridge is due to be removed in January and is now out of use.
Fares Chaos Rules
We know that the Government and campaigning organisations want to simplify fares. These are some of the “simplifications” that came into effect on 15th December or 2nd January.
Take note that consumption of alcohol is banned on all TfL trains, trams and buses.
In Cold Weather..
If you’re the last on or off a diesel unit, please close the train door. Save energy and keep the train warm, especially at terminal stations. The doors on Class 387 Electrostars will close automatically after a short interval if not being used. Class 345 Aventras (TFL-RAIL) do not have passenger operated door close buttons.
Bourne End looking North-East in 1947. The bay platform for the “Marlow Donkey” is on the left.
Monday 27th January 19:30 RCTS meets at Cox Green Community Centre. Geoff Plumb “1964”.
Thursday 20th February 19:30 - Marlow and District Railway Society meets at Bourne End Community Centre - AGM.
Friday 27th March 19:45 to 21:45 - MMPA Annual General Meeting at Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road (Map).
Advance Notice: Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th November - planned track renewal between Marlow and Bourne End, excluding Bourne End station. More details nearer the time.
Battery Trains for the Branch?
GWR Report to the AGM 2018
Intercity Express - First Impressions
Electrifying the Branch -
Latest MMPA Newsletter
Presentations from the 2019 AGM can be downloaded here.
Rail Technology Magazine
Latest Railfuture Publications
Association of Community Rail Partnerships
Last updated 22nd January, 2020
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