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Cheddington railway station

Cheddington
Location
Place Cheddington
Local authority District of Aylesbury Vale
Grid reference
Operations
Station code CED
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 4
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  56,710
2005/06 65,130
2006/07 74,703
2007/08 79,051
2008/09 70,460
2009/10 69,732
2010/11 70,684
2011/12 66,902
2012/13 73,738
2013/14 75,250
History
9 April 1838 Opened
2 December 1963 Closed to freight
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cheddington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Cheddington railway station serves the village of Cheddington, in Buckinghamshire, England, and the surrounding villages, including Ivinghoe and Mentmore. The station is 36 miles/58 km north west of London Euston on the West Coast Main Line. It is operated by London Midland, which also provides all services.

View northbound from Platform 1 in 2012

The station has four platforms, each with 12 carriage capacity, but only platforms 3 and 4 are used regularly and platforms 1 and 2 are used only during engineering works and distruption. Platforms 2 and 3 form a centre island. The main station buildings are located on Platform 1 adjacent to the car park. Access to the other platforms is gained by a footbridge.

The ticket office closed on 28 March 2013 and the station is now unstaffed.[1]

Cheddington was formerly a junction for the LNWR's branch line to Aylesbury High Street. This branch terminated in the east of Aylesbury and made no connection to the GCR/Metropolitan Railway station in that town. The branch closed to passengers in 1953 but with freight services continuing until 1964. The trackless edge of the Aylesbury branch platform is still in evidence at Cheddington and part of the old track bed of the branch is now used as the station's approach road.

Just over 1.2 miles (2 km) north of this station, on the stretch of line between Cheddington and Leighton Buzzard, is Bridego Bridge, the scene of the Great Train Robbery of 1963.

Services

The basic pattern is one train each hour, seven days a week in each direction: southbound to London Euston and northbound to Milton Keynes Central. Additional trains supplement this pattern during the weekday morning peak and evening peak periods. There is currently one train to and from Crewe via the Trent Valley Line on weekday mornings.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Leighton Buzzard   London Midland
West Coast Main Line
  Tring
Disused railways
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Aylesbury Branch
  Marston Gate

References

  1. ^ NRES - Cheddington station facilities National Rail Enquiries website; Retrieved 2013-09-03
  2. ^ "Electronic National Rail Timetable, valid 8 December 2013 - 17 May 2014". Network Rail. 

External links

  • Train times and station information for Cheddington railway station from National Rail


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