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Slough station - historical

Postby pdeaves » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:42 am

A colleague has asked me which room used to be the royal waiting room. Can anyone help, please?

My own (light) research suggests that there was once a royal waiting room in a previous version of the station, but (after the Windsor line opened) it was all demolished and replaced with what we see today. Is that a correct understanding?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Slough station - historical

Postby windsor_lad » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:16 am

A comment in Chris Potts’s book Windsor to Slough – a Royal Branch Line of a royal train journey states that due to the limited platform space at Windsor the Royal Waiting room at Slough was used.

This is stated to be on the platform used for up trains for the general public which is now Platform 3.

The current station at Slough dates from September 1884 The original Slough station was opened from June 1840 and was originally a single platform station with both up and down platforms on the down side.
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