Aspley Guise railway station
|Local authority||Central Bedfordshire|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 January 1917||Station closed|
|5 May 1919||Station reopened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aspley Guise from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Opened by the London and North Western Railway in October 1905, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in the 1923 Grouping. The station passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
It was built initially as one of seven new halts for a steam rail motor service between Bedford & Bletchley inaugurated in the autumn of 1905 and was initially constructed of old sleepers; it temporarily closed for two years (January 1917-May 1919) as a World War 1 economy measure. Under LMS auspices, it had its platforms rebuilt and these were lengthened again by BR in 1959.
When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways. The initial operating franchise was awarded to Silverlink County; the franchise was transferred to London Midland on 11 November 2007.
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Community Rail Partnership
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