Stoke Mandeville railway station
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|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Metropolitan Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway|
|1 September 1892||Station opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stoke Mandeville from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Stoke Mandeville railway station serves the village of Stoke Mandeville, south of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the London - Aylesbury line and is served by Chiltern Railways trains. It is between Wendover and Aylesbury stations.
Both station platforms have step-free access.
The station was opened on 1 September 1892, by the Metropolitan Railway (Met), when its main line was extended from Chalfont Road to Aylesbury Town. The Great Central Railway served the station from 1899, connecting the station to Leicester, Nottingham, and Sheffield.
When London Underground's Metropolitan Line (the successor of the Met) was fully electrified in the late 1950s and early 1960s, a decision was made to run only as far as Amersham. This meant that Stoke Mandeville is now only served by mainline services. In 1966 as a result of the Reshaping of British Railways report, the line north of Aylesbury was closed and the station is now only served by local commuter services. Services were run by British Rail until privatisation in 1996, when Chiltern Railways took over the franchise.
During the modernisation of the Met in the 1950s, the down (Aylesbury) platform buildings were demolished. In 1989-90 BR's Network SouthEast refurbished the station and the "up" (London) platform canopy was shortened slightly.
The lawn at the station front features several sculptures including a statue of a former employee.
At peak times there are up to 4 trains per hour to London in the morning, and from London (to Aylesbury) in the evening. Some are express services, which omit the stops shared with the Metropolitan Line nearer to London.
Journeys to Marylebone take about 55 minutes (45 minutes for express trains). Journeys to Aylesbury take about 5 minutes.
The off-peak service pattern is as follows:
- 2 trains per hour to Aylesbury
- 2 trains per hour to London Marylebone
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London - Aylesbury
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Station layout 
|Chiltern Railways to London Marylebone|
|Chiltern Railways to Aylesbury|
Onward connections 
For Stoke Mandeville Hospital, rail passengers should alight at Aylesbury and take the Red Route 9 bus from Aylesbury Bus Station.
- Train times and station information for Stoke Mandeville railway station from National Rail
- Chiltern Railways
- Photos of Stoke Mandeville Station