Denham railway station

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Denham National Rail
Denham
Location
Place Denham
Local authority South Bucks
Grid reference TQ042877
Operations
Station code DNM
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03      0.218 million
2004/05 Increase 0.242 million
2005/06 Increase 0.269 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.239 million
2007/08 Increase 0.260 million
2008/09 Increase 0.270 million
2009/10 Increase 0.287 million
2010/11 Increase 0.292 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.290 million
2012/13 Increase 0.304 million
History
Key dates Opened 1906 (1906)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Denham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Denham railway station is a railway station between the villages of Denham and Denham Green in Buckinghamshire, England. It is on the Chiltern Main Line between West Ruislip and Denham Golf Club.

History[edit]

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map showing (upper left) railways in and around Denham

The station was built just north of Denham village as part of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway. Its original name as Denham - Junction for Uxbridge as it was a stop on the shuttle service between Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge High Street; the latter station has long been closed and demolished, and the branch line to it dismantled.

The original station layout had four roads: two for non-stop trains, and two with platforms for stopping services. There was a small goods yard north of the line, and a signal box at the London end of the "down" platform.

Abandoned Central line Extension[edit]

How the Central line extension to Harefield Road and Denham might have appeared on the London Underground Map had it been built

Under the London Passenger Transport Board's 1935-40 New Works Programme, Denham was to have been the terminus of the Central line's westward extension, with Central line platforms south of those on the main line. Work on the extension was postponed in World War II. The introduction of the Metropolitan Green Belt limited the expansion of the London urban area and the extension was cut back to West Ruislip. No visible signs of the extension works remain at Denham.

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

The signal box and the through roads have been removed, and all services use the platform roads, although these have improved track alignments to allow fast running. The former goods yard is now the station car park.

Development[edit]

The station was built with a pedestrian underpass linking the platforms, but this was inaccessible to people with impaired mobility. Further, the embankment supporting the "down" (westbound) platform and buildings was subsiding,[when?] so the "down" platform has been relocated as an island north of the "down" road, in the gap left by the removal of the original through roads, and to provide a footbridge and lifts, similar to those at Gerrards Cross, for disabled access. The new "down" platform was opened for use in late July 2008, and the original "down" platform and buildings have been removed.

A proposed second phase, providing a third reversible track between the rear of the new platform and the existing "up" (eastbound) platform road, would improve operational flexibility by allowing stopping services to be passed by following non-stop trains.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytime there is an hourly service southbound to London Marylebone and northbound to Gerrards Cross. On Sundays there is an hourly service southbound to London Marylebone and northbound to Aylesbury via High Wycombe.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Denham Golf Club   Chiltern Railways
London-Birmingham
  West Ruislip
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Line and station open
Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Line open, station closed
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus Great Western Railway
Uxbridge High Street branch
Line and station closed
  Abandoned Plans  
  Proposed Denham Extension  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)

Cultural Use[edit]

In New Tricks series 9 episode "Queen and Country" Denham station was the location used for an unspecified station in Exeter.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (877): 248. ISSN 0033-8923. 

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Coordinates: 51°34′44″N 0°29′49″W / 51.579°N 0.497°W / 51.579; -0.497