Traveling To Richmond & The Surrounding Borough
The borough of Richmond is served by South West Trains services to Reading, Windsor & Eton Riverside, Kingston and Shepperton from London Waterloo. There are also District Line and North London Line services which terminate at Richmond station.
A typical off-peak service from Richmond station includes the following departures:
- 8 direct and 4 indirect trains per hour to London Waterloo
- 2 trains an hour to both Reading and Windsor & Eton Riverside
- 6 District Line trains per hour to Upminster
- 4 trains an hour to Stratford (formerly Silverlink Metro service)
A map showing the south west london trains network in the borough is available here.
One of the borough's principal features is its location on both banks of the River Thames though crossing the river can be problematic!
There are road bridges at Hammersmith, Chiswick, Kew, Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court though these often become congested at peak times. Pedestrians and cyclists are also able to cross via footbridge at Teddington Lock and Barnes railway bridge. There is also Hammerton's ferry, a twickenham ferry service which operates between Ham House and Marble Hill Park during the summer months.