Kings Sutton railway station

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Kings Sutton National Rail
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Location
PlaceKing's Sutton
Local authorityDistrict of South Northamptonshire
Coordinates52°01′16″N 1°16′52″W / 52.021°N 1.281°W / 52.021; -1.281Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 1°16′52″W / 52.021°N 1.281°W / 52.021; -1.281
Grid referenceSP494360
Operations
Station codeKGS
Managed byChiltern Railways
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 51,672
2014/15Increase 63,340
2015/16Increase 71,644
2016/17Decrease 67,384
2017/18Decrease 65,400
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1 December 1873 (1873-12-01)Opened as King's Sutton
2 November 1964Renamed King's Sutton Halt
6 May 1968Renamed King's Sutton
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kings Sutton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Kings Sutton railway station serves the village of King's Sutton in Northamptonshire, England. It is also the nearest railway station to the town of Brackley. The station is managed by Chiltern Railways, who provide services along with Great Western Railway.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway built the OxfordBanbury section of the Oxford and Rugby Railway between 1845 and 1850. However, the GWR did not open a station at King's Sutton until 1872.[1] By 1881 the arrival of the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway via Chipping Norton had made King's Sutton a junction. British Railways withdrew passenger services between King's Sutton and Chipping Norton in 1951 and closed the B&CDR line to freight traffic in 1964. The station was reduced to an unstaffed halt from 2 November 1964.[2] BR removed King's Sutton station footbridge in the 1960s and replaced with a signal-controlled barrow crossing at the North end of the platform. An incident in early 2005 where a passenger was nearly hit by an express train saw the Northbound platform closed for a short period whilst security guards were brought in to man the crossing. This led to work starting on the bridge in late 2005 and completion in May 2006.[3] The old passenger shelter on the up platform was replaced by a new plastic and metal 'bus-shelter' style one.

A late night robbery in 2001 led Chiltern Railways to raise security concerns. As a result, CCTV cameras were installed in 2002.[citation needed]

King's Sutton is the least used station in the county of Northamptonshire.[4]

Routes and operators[edit]

King's Sutton station was upgraded and regained its footbridge in 2006.
A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways around King's Sutton
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Banbury   Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
  Heyford
Banbury   Chiltern Railways
London — Birmingham
  Bicester North
Banbury   Chiltern Railways
Banbury to Oxford
Limited Service
  Heyford
  Historical railways  
Banbury
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Oxford and Rugby Railway
  Aynho for Deddington
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Bicester "cut-off"
  Aynho Park
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway
  Adderbury
Line and station closed

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Compton, Hugh J. (1976). The Oxford Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 117. ISBN 0-7153-7238-6.
  2. ^ "Services withdrawn by L.M.R.". Railway Magazine. Vol. 110 no. 764. Westminster: Tothill Press. December 1964. p. 920.
  3. ^ http://www.nusteelstructures.com/pages/gallery_overrail.html
  4. ^ "Office of Rail and Road statistics".

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