Woburn Sands railway station

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Woburn Sands National Rail
Woburn Sands
Woburn Sands in 2009, looking east, showing the condition of the track through the station.
Location
Place Woburn Sands
Local authority Milton Keynes
Coordinates 52°01′05″N 0°39′14″W / 52.018°N 0.654°W / 52.018; -0.654Coordinates: 52°01′05″N 0°39′14″W / 52.018°N 0.654°W / 52.018; -0.654
Grid reference SP924363
Operations
Station code WOB
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   45,743
2004/05 Decrease 42,382
2005/06 Decrease 40,544
2006/07 Decrease 39,119
2007/08 Increase 46,377
2008/09 Decrease 44,696
2009/10 Decrease 38,958
2010/11 Increase 45,602
2011/12 Increase 47,428
2012/13 Decrease 40,466
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Woburn Sands from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Woburn Sands railway station serves the villages of Woburn Sands and Wavendon in the borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley. The station is served by local trains to Bletchley and Bedford using Class 150/1 and Class 153 diesel multiple units operated by London Midland.

Station building and signal box[edit]

Woburn's cottage-type station building, in an 1852 illustration

Woburn Sands has a black and white "cottage" station building, one of four of the same design that are unique to this line. Two of the others are at Fenny Stratford and Millbrook (Bedfordshire).

Woburn Sands recently lost its Victorian signal box to the development and modernisation of the route. Until 2004 the line was controlled by staffed signal boxes located at various stations; but the entire line is now controlled from one signalling centre at Ridgmont.

Services[edit]

At present an hourly service operates each way, operated by either a Class 150 or Class 153 DMU. There is usually no service on a Sunday.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
London Midland
Mondays-Saturdays only

Community Rail Partnership[edit]

Woburn Sands station, in common with others on the Marston Vale Line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership,[1] which aims to increase use of the line by involving local people.

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