Little Kimble railway station

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Little Kimble National Rail
Little Kimble railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceLittle Kimble
Local authorityBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSP823066
Operations
Station codeLTK
Managed byChiltern Railways
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 6,194
2015/16Decrease 4,918
2016/17Increase 5,286
2017/18Increase 5,412
2018/19Increase 5,572
History
Key datesOpened 1872 (1872)
Original companyWycombe Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-groupingGW & GC Joint
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
The station approach

Little Kimble railway station is a small, single platform railway station of the village of Little Kimble in Buckinghamshire, England.

Services[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Little Kimble

The station is served by trains operated by Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Aylesbury. Services mostly operate hourly although there are some two or three hour gaps between services. An additional shuttle service operates between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury during the Monday to Friday peak periods.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Monks Risborough   Chiltern Railways
Princes Risborough-Aylesbury
  Aylesbury

History[edit]

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.

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.[1]

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.

Little Kimble is in an area of the country where edible dormice (Glis glis) are common and, in 2010, they made their home in the ticket machine meaning that travellers could not buy their tickets.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (877): 248. ISSN 0033-8923.
  2. ^ "Nesting dormice to blame for broken ticket machine". Metro. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Kimble railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°45′07″N 0°48′29″W / 51.752°N 0.808°W / 51.752; -0.808