Cheddington railway station

Cheddington National Rail
Cheddington station entrance.jpg
Location
PlaceCheddington
Local authorityDistrict of Aylesbury Vale
Grid referenceSP922185
Operations
Station codeCED
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms4
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 73,738
2013/14Increase 75,250
2014/15Decrease 72,302
2015/16Increase 78,208
2016/17Increase 84,048
History
9 April 1838Opened
2 December 1963Closed to freight
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* 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.
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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 disruption. 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 London & North Western Railway'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. Early in the morning and late at night the station is also served by services to/from Birmingham New Street, Northampton and Crewe via the Trent Valley Line (just one morning service to Crewe)[2] (valid until 9 December 2017).

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