Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station
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|Haddenham & Thame Parkway|
The station, looking north west.
|Local authority||District of Aylesbury Vale|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 5 October 1987|
|Original company||British Rail, Western Region|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Haddenham & Thame Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station is a station in Buckinghamshire serving the village of Haddenham and town of Thame in the neighbouring county, Oxfordshire, England. The station is on the western edge of Haddenham, about 2 miles (3 km) north east of Thame, and is served by Chiltern Railways.
History and general information
There used to be a Haddenham railway station at the village and a Thame railway station on the Princes Risborough to Oxford line, but British Railways closed both stations in 1963. The old Haddenham station was on a different site about 0.5 miles (800 m) south-east of the present one, and traces can still be seen where a bridge carries Station Road over the line.
The current station was opened on 5 October 1987 to serve Haddenham and Thame. The British Rail station was built on the north side of Thame Road, Haddenham, and was originally single platform, with the platform sited on the former down line, long since removed. However, in 1998 as part of "Project Evergreen", Chiltern Railways re-doubled the Princes Risborough – Bicester line and re-modelled the platforms so that from 24 May 1998, there are now two, one on either line. Since then the platforms have also been lengthened and the station building has been expanded to include a coffee shop following the removal of the newsagent's based in a temporary building.
In recent years passenger traffic at Haddenham and Thame has grown rapidly. In the eight years 2003–11 the number of passengers using the station increased by 53%.
There are two to three trains per hour. These consist of:
- Regional services London - High Wycombe - Bicester - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Warwick - Stratford upon Avon
- Regional services London - High Wycombe - Bicester - Banbury
- Regional services London - High Wycombe - Bicester
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Bicester North||Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line
|Bicester Town||Chiltern Railways
London Marylebone – Oxford
These services operate irregularly and are operated by Z&S International and Red Rose Travel.
- 111 (Aylesbury - Haddenham - Thame - Long Crendon - Oakley)
- 112 (Aylesbury - Haddenham - Thame - Waddesdon)
- 270 (Haddenham - Thame - Oxford)
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0.
- Train times and station information for Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station from National Rail