Elizabeth Line — West Drayton to Reading

The Frays River at Trout Road, Yiewsley (West Drayton to Iver)

The western sector of the Elizabeth Line runs from West Drayton to Reading. The route makes use of canal towpaths and suburban streets; beyond Maidenhead it is rural to the suburban approach to Reading station. On this western section, Oystercards are not valid, though contactless travel is available.

Links to maps and directions will be added as details are confirmed. Note that some inter-station stages have been combined in the directions: the link against each stage is to the document which contains the directions for that stage (and possibly for others).

West Drayton to Iver — 3.52km; 20m ascent
Canal towpaths dominate.
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Iver to Langley — 3.54km; 11m ascent
Canal towpath dominates.
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Langley to Slough — 3.86km; 12m ascent
Canal towpath dominates.
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Slough to Burnham — 1.20km; 18m ascent
Suburban streets with parkland.
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Burnham to Taplow — 3.16km; 18m ascent
Suburban streets.
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Taplow to Maidenhead — 3.25km; 16m ascent
Suburban streets via Maidenhead road bridge.
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Maidenhead to Twyford — 14.45km; 93m ascent
Fieldpaths after a suburban start.
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Twyford to Reading — 11.69km; 57m ascent
A suburban ending after a riverside ramble.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Maidenhead Bridge, with the road bridge behind (Taplow to Maidenhead)

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