The Anonymous Widower

Heathrow Southern Railway’s Proposed Chord At Staines

In an article in the December 2016 Edition of Modern Railways about the Heathrow Southern Railway, Chris Stokes proposes a new chord at Staines to connect the lines to Reading and Windsor.

This map from shows the chord.



  1. London trains take the lines to the East.
  2. Windsor and Heathrow trains take or will take the lines to the North-West.
  3. Reading trains take the lines to the South-West.

The chord is shown as a pair of dotted lines between the Windsor and Reading Lines.

These pictures taken from a train from Egham to London, show how the chord has been developed.

In the article this is said about how the chord could be used.

With the addition of a chord at Staines, it would also be potentially possible to operate a half-hourly Weybridge – Virginia Water – Egham – Terminal 5 service, providing a further attractive local link to Heathrow.

If this service were to be added, that raised the problem of putting the chord through the development.


March 29, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] There would appear to be enough paths to squeeze in two extra trains between Terminal 5 and Weybridge, which call at Addlestone, Chertsey, Virginia Water and Egham, and use the new chord at Staines, that I talked about in Heathrow Southern Railway’s Proposed Chord At Staines. […]

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