Saunderton railway station

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Saunderton National Rail
Saunderton railway station.jpg
Saunderton station
Location
PlaceSaunderton
Local authorityDistrict of Wycombe
Grid referenceSU813981
Operations
Station codeSDR
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 50,738
2014/15Increase 58,978
2015/16Increase 62,700
2016/17Decrease 59,202
2017/18Decrease 56,126
History
Key datesOpened 1 July 1901 (1 July 1901)
Original companyGreat Western 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 Saunderton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Saunderton railway station is a railway station on the A4010 road between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located near the villages of Bledlow Ridge and Bradenham, and lies on the Chiltern Main Line between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough stations.

Confusingly, the village of Saunderton, after which the station is named, is about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of the station and is in fact much closer to the nearby Princes Risborough station. The hamlet immediately around the station is also known locally as Saunderton and is indicated as such on nearby road signs, but it is not named on maps.

History[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Saunderton

The station was opened on 1 July 1901.[1]

In March 1913 Suffragettes attacked Saunderton station, burning down the main building. Placards reading "Votes for Women" and "Burning to get the Vote" were left on the platform. They may have chosen Saunderton Station because it is near Benjamin Disraeli's birthplace at Bradenham Manor.[citation needed]

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.[2]

Services[edit]

All services are provided by Chiltern Railways. The typical Monday - Friday off-peak service consists of:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Princes Risborough   Chiltern Railways
London - Birmingham
  High Wycombe
  Historical railways  
Princes Risborough
Line open, station open
  Great Western Railway
London - Birmingham
  West Wycombe
Line open, station closed

Facilities[edit]

Saunderton station in 2005

The station is unstaffed. There are a (card only) ticket vending machine and a permit to travel ticket machine on the "down" (northbound) platform.

There is an Edwardian waiting room on the "up" (southbound) platform. It contains local information boards and is usually unlocked and locked by local residents for the weekday morning peak-time train services.

Saunderton station in 2004

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, p. 49
  2. ^ Slater 1974, p. 248.

References[edit]

  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Blandford: The Oakwood Press.
  • Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (877). ISSN 0033-8923.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°40′34″N 0°49′30″W / 51.676°N 0.825°W / 51.676; -0.825