Little Kimble railway station
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|Local authority||Wycombe district|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1872|
|Original company||Wycombe Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||GW & GC Joint|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Little Kimble from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is served by Chiltern Railways trains between London Marylebone or Princes Risborough and Aylesbury and is between Monks Risborough and Aylesbury stations. At most times of day passengers wishing to travel beyond Princes Risborough have to change, but there are some through services to and from Marylebone.
There is a permit to travel ticket machine on the platform.
The Wycombe Railway opened the line from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury on 1 October 1863. The Great Western Railway took over the Wycombe Railway in 1867 and opened Little Kimble station in 1872. The station building once had ornate stone chimneys, and was identical to the "up" platform building at Kings Sutton.
In 1998 Little Kimble received the British Royal Train. The G8 Summit was held in Birmingham that year and the wives of the G8 countries' leaders, including Cherie Blair and Hillary Clinton, were taken to Chequers via the Royal Train and Little Kimble, which is the nearest station to Chequers. The train reversed at Princes Risborough and the wives alighted at Little Kimble, whence they were transferred to Chequers via limousine.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Monks Risborough||Chiltern Railways
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- Train times and station information for Little Kimble railway station from National Rail
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- Little Kimble at Railway Stations UK
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