Little Kimble railway station
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|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|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.|
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||Following station|
|Monks Risborough||Chiltern Railways
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.
- 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.
- "Nesting dormice to blame for broken ticket machine". Metro. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
Media related to Little Kimble railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Little Kimble railway station from National Rail
- Chiltern Railways
- Little Kimble at Railway Stations UK[permanent dead link]
- Little Kimble - Least Used Station in Buckinghamshire 2017 YouTube video by Geoff Marshall about the station.
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