Monks Risborough railway station


Monks Risborough railway station
Monks Risborough National Rail
Monks Risborough Station.jpg
Location
Place Monks Risborough
Local authority Wycombe district
Grid reference SP809047
Operations
Station code MRS
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   27,286
2005/06 * decrease 22,845
2006/07 * increase 22,940
2007/08 * increase 24,384
2008/09 * decrease 22,710
History
Opened 1929 (1929)
History
Original company Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Monks Risborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Monks Risborough railway station is the small, single platform railway station of the village of Monks Risborough in Buckinghamshire, England.

Background

The station is served by Chiltern Railways trains from London Marylebone and Princes Risborough towards Aylesbury and is situated between Princes Risborough and Little Kimble stations.

The station was opened on 11 November 1929 and was originally known 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]

Passengers wishing to travel beyond Princes Risborough will usually have to change, but during the early morning, rush-hour and late evening through services to London Marylebone are available. Likewise, in the evening rush-hour and late evening through services are available from London Marylebone towards Aylesbury. These rush-hour through services prove popular with commuters living in the area. The fastest through train takes only 50 minutes to/from London.

The station is easily accessed via a sloping ramp and a PERTIS (permit to travel) ticket machine is located (3/09) on the platform.

Monks Risborough is adjacent to the north of the larger town of Princes Risborough and the station lies on the short branch line that connects Princes Risborough with Aylesbury.

References

  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. 

External links

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

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



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