Syon Lane station lies on the Hounslow Loop Line in west London, in Travelcard Zone 4. Although it's a modest two-platform station with no buildings, it boasts strong transport links for the residential area surrounding Twickenham stadium, with direct services to London Waterloo, Richmond and Weybridge. It's also a relatively modern station, having only been built by the Southern Railway in 1931.
The station takes its name from the street on which it was built. It originally connected the grounds of two of west London's most opulent stately homes, Syon House (located in Syon Park) and Osterley Park House, and was lined with numerous grand villas. Today the area has more of a sporty vibe, with a number of amateur football clubs and rugby clubs on either side of the lane. Brentford's business district lies to the east of the Gillette Corner junction, named after a now dormant Gillette factory. Here you'll find a small selection of shops - the perfect place to purchase a snack for your journey.
Syon Lane station has two platforms, accessed via separate staircases from the road bridge over the train tracks. Platform 1 (towards Brentford and London Waterloo) is also accessible to wheelchair users via a footpath from Rothbury Gardens, some 20 yards down the road. Be aware that platform 2 (Feltham and Twickenham) does not have step-free access. There are ticket machines on both platforms.