Kew Bridge lies in the London Borough of Hounslow, within Zone 3. The station, which serves the areas of Brentford and Gunnersbury, runs regular passenger services to London Waterloo and Woking via Hounslow and Staines.
Most of the station's commuter traffic is outbound towards central London, but not all of it - one notable local employer is Brompton, Britain's largest cycle manufacturer, whose headquarters is right behind the station building. Kew Bridge also welcomes visitors heading to nearby attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Duke of Northumberland's Syon estate, and the sprawling Gunnersbury Park.
Built in 1849 by the London and South Western Railway, Kew Bridge's Grade II-listed station building remained largely in its original state up until 2013, when it was extensively renovated. The station may soon undergo another major redevelopment, which could see the reopening of currently disused lines to offer direct services to Brentford Football Club's new Lionel Road stadium.