Monks Risborough railway station

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Monks Risborough National Rail
Monks Risborough Station.jpg
Location
PlaceMonks Risborough
Local authorityWycombe district
Grid referenceSP809047
Operations
Station codeMRS
Managed byChiltern Railways
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 18,630
2014/15Increase 19,486
2015/16Increase 24,264
2016/17Decrease 19,952
2017/18Increase 20,966
History
Key datesOpened 1929 (1929)
Original companyGreat 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 Monks Risborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Monks Risborough railway station is a small, single platform railway station of the village of Monks Risborough in Buckinghamshire, England.

The station is between Princes Risborough and Little Kimble stations on the branch line between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.

Passenger services from this station are operated by Chiltern Railways.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway opened the station on 11 November 1929 as Monks Risborough and Whiteleaf Halt.

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

Services[edit]

For much of the day, an hourly service operates directly between Marylebone and Aylesbury. Previously until May 2017, during the morning and evening peaks Chiltern Railways operated an additional shuttle service between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury using a Class 121 "bubble car" heritage unit. This is now operated by either a two-car or three-car Class 165. [2]

The station platform is above road level, and is accessible by both ramp and steps. Formerly equipped with both a Fast Ticket ticket machine and a permit to travel ticket machine, refurbishment of the platform surface required their removal; they have not been reinstated. Passengers must buy tickets from on-board staff or at their destination.

Monks Risborough village adjoins the town of Princes Risborough and the station is on the short branch line that links Princes Risborough with Aylesbury.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Princes Risborough   Chiltern Railways
Princes Risborough - Aylesbury
  Little Kimble

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine. Vol. 120 no. 877. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. p. 248. ISSN 0033-8923.
  2. ^ "Download our timetable | Chiltern Railways". www.chilternrailways.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°44′10″N 0°49′44″W / 51.736°N 0.829°W / 51.736; -0.829