Saunderton railway station

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Saunderton National Rail
Saunderton
Saunderton station
Location
Place Saunderton
Local authority Wycombe district
Grid reference SU813981
Operations
Station code SDR
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   49,397
2004/05 Decrease 42,288
2005/06 Increase 43,381
2006/07 Increase 54,490
2007/08 Increase 59,514
2008/09 Decrease 53,516
2009/10 Decrease 48,826
2010/11 Increase 51,080
2011/12 Increase 55,544
2012/13 Decrease 50,614
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1901 (1 July 1901)
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping 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 Saunderton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Saunderton railway station is a railway station on the A4010 road between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the villages of Bledlow Ridge and Bradenham. Confusingly, the station is about 2.5 miles (4 km) south of the village of Saunderton after which it is named. The hamlet immediately around the station is also known locally as Saunderton, but is not named on maps.

The station is on the Chiltern Main Line between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough stations.

History[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Saunderton

The station was opened on 1 July 1901.[1]

In March 1913 Suffragettes attacked Saunderton station, burning down the main building. Placards reading "Votes for Women" and "Burning to get the Vote" were left on the platform. They may have chosen Saunderton Station because it is near Benjamin Disraeli's birthplace at Bradenham Manor.[citation needed]

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.[2]

Services[edit]

All services are provided by Chiltern Railways. The typical Monday - Friday off-peak service consists of:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Princes Risborough   Chiltern Railways
London - Birmingham
  High Wycombe
Historical railways
Princes Risborough
Line open, station open
  Great Western Railway
London - Birmingham
  West Wycombe
Line open, station closed

Facilities[edit]

Saunderton station in 2005

The station is unstaffed. There are a (card only) ticket vending machine and a permit to travel ticket machine on the "down" (northbound) platform.

There is an Edwardian waiting room on the "up" (southbound) platform. It contains local information boards and is usually unlocked and locked by local residents for the weekday morning peak-time train services.

Saunderton station in 2004

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, p. 49
  2. ^ Slater 1974, p. 248.

References[edit]

  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. 
  • Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (877). ISSN 0033-8923. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°40′34″N 0°49′30″W / 51.676°N 0.825°W / 51.676; -0.825