Monks Risborough railway station

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Monks Risborough National Rail
Monks Risborough
Location
Place Monks Risborough
Local authority Wycombe district
Grid reference SP809047
Operations
Station code MRS
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05      27,286
2005/06 Decrease 22,845
2006/07 Increase 22,940
2007/08 Increase 24,384
2008/09 Decrease 22,710
2009/10 Decrease 20,530
2010/11 Increase 20,582
2011/12 Increase 23,570
2012/13 Decrease 20,520
History
Key dates Opened 1929 (1929)
Original company Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Monks Risborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Monks Risborough railway station is the small, single platform railway station of the village of Monks Risborough in Buckinghamshire, England.

The station is between Princes Risborough and Little Kimble stations on the branch line between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway opened the station on 11 November 1929 as Monks Risborough and Whiteleaf Halt.

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

Services[edit]

At most times of day passengers wishing to travel beyond Princes Risborough have to change, but in the early morning, peak hours and late evenings there are through services to London Marylebone. Likewise, in the evening rush-hour and late evening through services are available from London Marylebone towards Aylesbury. These peak hour through services are used by commuters living in the area. The fastest through train takes 50 minutes to/from London.

The station is accessible via a ramp and a permit to travel ticket machine is on the platform.

Monks Risborough village adjoins the town of Princes Risborough and the station is on the short branch line that links Princes Risborough with Aylesbury.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Princes Risborough   Chiltern Railways
Princes Risborough - Aylesbury
  Little Kimble

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater Aeditor1-first=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°44′10″N 0°49′44″W / 51.736°N 0.829°W / 51.736; -0.829