Cheddington railway station
|Local authority||District of Aylesbury Vale|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|9 April 1838||Opened|
|2 December 1963||Closed to freight|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cheddington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Cheddington railway station serves the village of Cheddington, in Buckinghamshire, England, and the surrounding villages, including Ivinghoe and Mentmore. The station is 36 miles/58 km north west of London Euston on the West Coast Main Line. It is operated by London Midland, which also provides all services.
The station has four platforms, each with 12 carriage capacity, but only platforms 3 and 4 are used regularly and platforms 1 and 2 are used only during engineering works and disruption. Platforms 2 and 3 form a centre island. The main station buildings are located on Platform 1 adjacent to the car park. Access to the other platforms is gained by a footbridge.
The ticket office closed on 28 March 2013 and the station is now unstaffed.
Cheddington was formerly a junction for the LNWR's branch line to Aylesbury High Street. This branch terminated in the east of Aylesbury and made no connection to the GCR/Metropolitan Railway station in that town. The branch closed to passengers in 1953 but with freight services continuing until 1964. The trackless edge of the Aylesbury branch platform is still in evidence at Cheddington and part of the old track bed of the branch is now used as the station's approach road.
The basic pattern is one train each hour, seven days a week in each direction: southbound to London Euston and northbound to Milton Keynes Central. Additional trains supplement this pattern during the weekday morning peak and evening peak periods. Early in the morning and late at night the station is also served by services to/from Birmingham New Street, Northampton and Crewe via the Trent Valley Line (just one morning service to Crewe) (valid until 9 December 2017).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Leighton Buzzard||London Midland
West Coast Main Line
|Terminus||London and North Western Railway
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