The only advantage of travelling from Staines West was that the trains were less crowded and it was easier to find a seat!
In 1987 the club finished top of London Division 1 and over the next six years was never lower than 2nd in London 1 or higher than 10th in National.This housed form south - north the gents' toilet, porter's room and ladies waiting room.One-class steam auto-trains, introduced on Sundays from, were later extended to weekdays, so that by ll but one train was of this type.It accommodated about 120 inmates.The current station layout is as follows: from south to north there is a side platform on the down (westbound) fast line (P1 an island platform with faces on the up fast line (P2) and the down relief (slow) line (P3 and an island platform.One of the directors of the new rifle range company was also a director of the S WDR, so perhaps it was no surprise that the chosen site for the new range was at Staines Moor, just west of the new line.While the upper floor of the building was retained as accommodation for the stationmaster and his family, all the lower floor rooms were utilised.Not wanting to antagonise the lswr further by pursuing the original proposal of a joint station, the GWR insisted on an independent terminus to handle both passenger and freight traffic. .From the station was served by District Railway services running between Mansion House and Windsor.On entering anibis woman looking for a man the hall from the road there were two doors on the right: one was an office, the other a bicycle room.In 1883 the company commissioned John Wilson to act as an assistant engineer.Colnbrook was in that year receiving oil trains at an average of 75 a week (6,000 to 7,500 tons) and also about 10 tons of scrap metal a week.Trains stopped at rush hours, but at other times by request only.Immediately after the work was finished, Wilson took permanent employment with the GER as their company engineer, and the design of valancing used at Staines was to become GER standard over the next 30 years.
BR(WR) half-flanged totem name signs were installed showing the stations new name.
Freight movements south of Colnbrook ceased on when all such traffic was transferred to Staines SR yard.