Saunderton railway station
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|Local authority||District of Wycombe|
|Managed by||Chiltern Railways|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1901|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||GW & GC Joint|
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|* 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.|
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Saunderton railway station is a railway station on the A4010 road between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the villages of Bledlow Ridge and Bradenham. Confusingly, the station is about 2.5 miles (4 km) south of the village of Saunderton after which it is named. The hamlet immediately around the station is also known locally as Saunderton, but is not named on maps.
The station was opened on 1 July 1901.
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.
All services are provided by Chiltern Railways. The typical Monday - Friday off-peak service consists of:
- 1 train per hour to London Marylebone, calling at High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross, taking 44 minutes.
- 1 train per hour to Princes Risborough, taking 9 minutes.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Princes Risborough||Chiltern Railways
London - Birmingham
Line open, station open
|Great Western Railway
London - Birmingham
Line open, station closed
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.
- 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.