Trains to Brentford

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Brentford is a town on the western side of Greater London. It lies at the confluence of the Thames and River Brent, 8 miles (13 km) away from Charing Cross. At the beginning of the 21st century the town underwent a major regeneration project that included its waterfront warehouses, the docks and the remodeling of the waterfront to create shops, townhouses and apartments. Over the years the town has been economy supported by agriculture and boat-building yards. Today Brentford is a commuter town, organised by a grid of streets full of shops and restaurants and it is served by two railway stations and Boston Manor Underground station. Brentford railway station was originally built in 1849. In 2001 GlaxoSmithKline, with offices in town, sponsored an extensive station modernisation.

Passengers travelling by train to Brentford are advised to purchase train tickets in Advance to benefit from early booking discounts and special offers. Brentford station is on the Hounslow Loop line, it offers passengers two entrances on either side of the building.

The station entrance from the car park leads on to the ticket hall, toilets and platform 2. Just outside the building there is a ticket machine and bicycles racks. Passengers who desire to reach Platform 1 should cross the footbridge or use the other entrance that is equipped with a ticket machine and a lift down to the platform. CCTV surveillance services and Wi-Fi are available at this train station.

The typical off-peak railway services include four direct trains per hour directed to London Waterloo calling at Chiswick. Two trains per hours stop at Hounslow and Richmond are also directed to Waterloo. Two trains per hour run to Weybridge. Sunday services include one train per hour each way operating between London Waterloo and Woking stopping at all intermediate stops each way. There is a direct train to London Waterloo operated by South Western Railway on Sundays. The train journey is approximately 28-29 minutes, trains operate every 30 minutes.

Visitors arriving by train to the town are mainly attracted by The Syon estate, the residence of Duke of Northumberland. Visitors are advised to pay a visit to the large mansion built in 1622 and its wellmaintained park that is now a public nature reserve. The estate offers the opportunity book a hotel stay at the Hilton London Syon Park and visit the garden Centre nearby. In the middle ages, the estate used to host the largest abbey church in England, unfortunately only the foundations still lay on the grounds. Brentford monument is another of the city famous landmarks, it was built in 1909, made of two stone pillars that used to support the old Brentford bridge over the Grand Union Canal. Over the years the monument was moved from its original location. Visitors can now find it at the junction of Brentford High Street and Alexandra Road, outside the County Court. The monument commemorates four major events in Brentford's history, the crossing of the Thames by Julius Caesar in 54 BC, King Offa of Mercia in 781 establishing Brentford’s council, the defeat of King Canute by King Edmund Ironside during the Brentord’s Battle in 1016 and the second Battle of Brentford in 1642.  Other tourist attractions in town include Griffin Park that hosts Brentford Football Club. Visitors will enjoy taking strolls along the Grand Union Canal and visiting The Weir Bar, a gastropub frequently attended by J. M. W. Turne. The pub is five-minute walk south of the station. Skiffle legend Lonnie Donnegan was a regular at The Brewery Tap, a traditional pub on the banks of the canal. Organise a fun family day out, book train tickets to Brentford and come and discover the magnificent Syon estate. Advance ticket reservations and group bookings allow travellers to benefit from large discounts that are up to 43% on the original train fares.