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Little Kimble railway station

Little Kimble
Location
Place Little Kimble
Local authority Wycombe district
Grid reference
Operations
Station code LTK
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03      3,934
2004/05 5,104
2005/06 4,495
2006/07 6,520
2007/08 6,334
2008/09 8,278
2009/10 8,234
2010/11 9,354
2011/12 9,858
2012/13 6,696
2013/14 5,262
History
Key dates Opened 1872 (1872)
Original company Wycombe Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Little Kimble from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal
The station approach

Little Kimble railway station is the small, single platform railway station of the village of Little Kimble in Buckinghamshire, England.

Contents

  • Services 1
  • History 2
  • Routes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Services

The station is served by Chiltern Railways trains between London Marylebone or Princes Risborough and Aylesbury and is between Monks Risborough and Aylesbury stations. At most times of day passengers wishing to travel beyond Princes Risborough have to change, but there are some through services to and from Marylebone.

There is a permit to travel ticket machine on the platform.

History

The Wycombe Railway opened the line from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury on 1 October 1863. The Great Western Railway took over the Wycombe Railway in 1867 and opened Little Kimble station in 1872. The station building once had ornate stone chimneys, and was identical to the "up" platform building at Kings Sutton.

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.[1]

In 1998 Little Kimble received the British Royal Train. The G8 Summit was held in Birmingham that year and the wives of the G8 countries' leaders, including Cherie Blair and Hillary Clinton, were taken to Chequers via the Royal Train and Little Kimble, which is the nearest station to Chequers. The train reversed at Princes Risborough and the wives alighted at Little Kimble, whence they were transferred to Chequers via limousine.

Routes

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Little Kimble
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Monks Risborough   Chiltern Railways
Princes Risborough-Aylesbury
  Aylesbury

References

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services".  

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Train times and station information for Little Kimble railway station from National Rail
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Little Kimble at Railway Stations UK


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