Beaconsfield railway station
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|Local authority||District of South Bucks|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1906|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beaconsfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Beaconsfield railway station is a railway station in the town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. It is on the Chiltern Main Line between Seer Green and Jordans and High Wycombe stations. It is served by Chiltern Railways.
The station was opened in 1906 as part of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway. The original station layout was four tracks, with two through lines and two platform lines. British Rail removed the through lines early in 1974. As part of Chiltern Railways' Project Evergreen 2 the platform lines were upgraded to increase the line speed for through trains from 40 mph (64 km/h) to 75 mph (121 km/h).
In the early 2000s the station car park was made into a two-storey car park. In March 2008 the upper deck was closed for work to start on adding a third storey. This opened on 1 September 2008, increasing the total parking spaces to 696.
All trains are operated by Chiltern Railways. The current off-peak services are:
- 3 trains per hour to London Marylebone, of which:
- 1 train per hour to High Wycombe.
- 1 train per hour to Aylesbury.
- 1 train per hour to Banbury.
Services to destinations in the West Midlands including Birmingham Snow Hill, faster trains can be taken by changing at High Wycombe.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|High Wycombe||Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line
|Seer Green and Jordans|
Beaconsfield railway station is in a number of episodes of the Midsomer Murders television crime drama series, in which it portrays "Causton railway station" in the county town of Midsomer, the fictional county in which the series is set. For these appearances, temporary "Causton" station nameboards are erected but other fixtures and fittings are unaltered, and in some cases, local Beaconsfield advertisements may be seen in the background.
- Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Ruislip and Beaconsfield reduced". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (877): 248. ISSN 0033-8923.
- "Evergreen 2 wins Project of the Year Award at National Rail Awards". News. John Laing plc. 11 September 2007.
- Butler, P; Crane, H; Scott-Taggart, E; Thompson, K (2006). The Coming of the Railway to Beaconsfield 9. Beaconsfield and District Historical Society. p. 40.
- Jenkins, K (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway OL46. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-238-2.
- Train times and station information for Beaconsfield railway station from National Rail
- Chiltern Railways