Aspley Guise railway station

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Aspley Guise National Rail
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Location
Place Aspley Guise
Local authority Central Bedfordshire
Coordinates 52°01′16″N 0°37′55″W / 52.021°N 0.632°W / 52.021; -0.632Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 0°37′55″W / 52.021°N 0.632°W / 52.021; -0.632
Grid reference SP939367
Operations
Station code APG
Managed by London Northwestern Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 11,246
2013/14 Increase 12,884
2014/15 Decrease 10,086
2015/16 Decrease 9,564
2016/17 Decrease 9,454
History
1905 Station opened
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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Aspley Guise railway station serves the village of Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire, England. It is on the Bletchley – Bedford Marston Vale Line.

The station is served by West Midlands Trains local services, operating as London Northwestern Railway, using Class 150/1 diesel multiple-unit trains.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Services[edit]

An hourly service operates each way to Bedford and to Bletchley, Mondays to Saturdays with no Sunday service.[2]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
London Northwestern Railway
Mondays-Saturdays only

Community Rail Partnership[edit]

Aspley Guise station, in common with others on the Marston Vale Line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership,[3] which aims to increase use of the line by involving local people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Disused Stations - Aspley GuiseDisused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 7 September 2016
  2. ^ Table 64 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 

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