High Wycombe railway station
|High Wycombe station in February 2007|
|Local authority||Wycombe district|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Wycombe Railway|
|1906||Through services along GW&GCJR begun|
|1970||Services to Bourne End withdrawn|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at High Wycombe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
High Wycombe railway station is a railway station in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the Chiltern Main Line between Beaconsfield and Saunderton stations. It is served by Chiltern Railways.
The station was built in the 1850s after an original design by I.K. Brunel and is a listed building. The station was originally the terminus of the Wycombe Railway line from Maidenhead, which was later extended to Aylesbury and Oxford and then in 1867 was taken over by the Great Western Railway.
In 1906 the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway line was opened through High Wycombe, linking London with the two companies' lines to the north. Much of the current Chiltern Main Line is formed from this joint line.
- 2 trains per hour stopping service to London Marylebone, one of which starts at High Wycombe.
- 2 trains per hour semi-fast service to London Marylebone.
- 1 train per hour fast service to London Marylebone, taking less than 35 minutes.
- 1 train per hour semi-fast service to Birmingham Snow Hill.
- 1 train per hour stopping service to Princes Risborough, extending to Bicester North every two hours.
- 1 train per hour semi-fast service to Bicester North, extending to Stratford-upon-Avon every two hours.
There are some direct services to Aylesbury at certain times of day (as extensions of the hourly stopper to Princes Risborough), with connections available at the latter at other times.
High Wycombe has a bay platform, Platform 1, from which additional peak-hour local services run to and from London Marylebone. Until February 2011 access to this was from its own platform area; it is now accessible from the same area as Platform 2.
Chiltern Railways proposes a new service running between London and Oxford with services calling at High Wycombe. This will be the first direct service between Oxford and Wycombe since 1963. The new service is planned to begin in 2013. although in January 2013 it was announced that this service will start in 2015.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Princes Risborough||Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line
|Princes Risborough or Banbury||Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line
London Paddington - High Wycombe
|Bicester Town||Chiltern Railways
London Marylebone - Oxford
|Terminus||Great Western Railway
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- "Station blaze disrupts journeys". BBC. 27 November 2005.
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- Chiltern Railways Timetables - Aylesbury to London Marylebone via High Wycombe Chiltern Railways website; Retrieved 2013-07-26
- Chiltern Railways Timetables - High Wycombe to Birmingham via Banbury Chiltern Railways website; Retrieved 2013-07-26
- "Project Evergreen 3". Chiltern Railways. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to High Wycombe railway station.|
- Train times and station information for High Wycombe railway station from National Rail
- Chiltern Railways
- Chiltern Railways Evergreen 3 - Proposed services to Oxford.