Denham railway station
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|Local authority||District of South Bucks|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1906|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Denham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was built just north of Denham village as part of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway. Its original name was Denham — Junction for Uxbridge as it was a stop on the shuttle service between Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge High Street; the latter station has long been closed and demolished, and the branch line to it dismantled.
The original station layout had four roads: two for non-stop trains, and two with platforms for stopping services. There was a small goods yard north of the line, and a signal box at the London end of the "down" platform.
Abandoned Central line Extension
Under the London Passenger Transport Board's 1935-40 New Works Programme, Denham was to have been the terminus of the Central line's westward extension, with Central line platforms south of those on the main line. Work on the extension was postponed in World War II. The introduction of the Metropolitan Green Belt limited the expansion of the London urban area and the extension was cut back to West Ruislip. No visible signs of the extension works remain at Denham.
The signal box and the through roads have been removed, and all services use the platform roads, although these have improved track alignments to allow fast running. The former goods yard is now the station car park.
The station was built with a pedestrian underpass linking the platforms, but this was inaccessible to people with impaired mobility. Further, the embankment supporting the "down" (westbound) platform and buildings was subsiding,[when?] so the "down" platform has been relocated as an island north of the "down" road, in the gap left by the removal of the original through roads, and to provide a footbridge and lifts, similar to those at Gerrards Cross, for disabled access. The new "down" platform was opened for use in late July 2008, and the original "down" platform and buildings have been removed.
A proposed second phase, providing a third reversible track between the rear of the new platform and the existing "up" (eastbound) platform road, would improve operational flexibility by allowing stopping services to be passed by following non-stop trains.
Monday to Saturday daytime there is an hourly service southbound to London Marylebone and northbound to Gerrards Cross. On Sundays there is an hourly service southbound to London Marylebone and northbound to Aylesbury via High Wycombe.
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|Denham Golf Club||Chiltern Railways
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line and station open
|Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway||
Line open, station closed
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|Terminus||Great Western Railway
Uxbridge High Street branch
Line and station closed
|Proposed Denham Extension|
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- Harefield Road tube station - a station between Denham and West Ruislip that would have been built if the Central line extension to Denham had been built.
- Acton-Northolt Line
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- Train times and station information for Denham railway station from National Rail