High Wycombe railway station


High Wycombe railway station

Infobox UK station
name = High Wycombe


manager = Chiltern Railways
locale = High Wycombe
borough = Wycombe
usage0405 = 1.934
usage0506 = 1.705
usage0607 = 1.927
platforms = 3
start = 1854
code = HWY

High Wycombe railway station is situated in High Wycombe in South Buckinghamshire. The station is served by Chiltern Railways trains on the Chiltern Main Line from Marylebone towards Birmingham Snow Hill. It is situated between Beaconsfield and Saunderton stations.

History

The station was built over 150 years ago after an original design by Brunel and is a listed monument. The station was originally the terminus of the GWR/Wycombe Railway branch line from Maidenhead, later extended to Oxford and Aylesbury. In 1906 the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway line was opened through High Wycombe, connecting London with their lines to the north. Much of the current Chiltern Railways mainline is formed from this joint line. Following a period of decline in the network, the original branch line to Maidenhead was closed in the 1970s.

In November 2005 a fire in the ticket offices gutted the roof of the building [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4476286.stm "Station blaze disrupts journeys", BBC News] ] . The restored station building reopened on 3 September 2007 [ [http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/news/news-archive/high-wycombe-station-restored-after-fire/"High Wycombe station restored after fire"] ] .

High Wycombe is the busiest railway station in non metropolitan Buckinghamshire. The busiest station in Ceremonial Buckinghamshire is Milton Keynes.

ervices

At the current time, Chiltern Railways operates these off peak services from High Wycombe:

* 2tph stopping service to London Marylebone, which starts at High Wycombe.
* 2tph semi-fast service to London Marylebone.
* 1tph fast service to London Marylebone, taking less than 35 minutes.
* 1tph semi-fast service to Birmingham Snow Hill.
* 1tph stopping service to Princes Risborough extending to Bicester North every two hours.
* 1tph semi-fast service to Bicester North extending to Stratford-upon-Avon every two hours.

In addition there are direct services to Aylesbury in evening.

High Wycombe has a separate bay platform which allows extra peak local services to run to and from London Marylebone.

rail line one to two|previous=Beaconsfield|next1=Saunderton|route1=Chiltern Railways
London-Birminghamstopping services|next2="Terminus"|route2=Chiltern Railways
London-High Wycombestopping services|col=000080rail line|previous=Beaconsfield|next=Princes Risborough|route=Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Linesemi-fast services|col=000080rail line|previous=London Marylebone|next=Princes Risborough|route=Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Linefast services|col=000080

References

External links

* [http://www.broadgauge.org.uk/history/line-wycombe.html On the Wycombe railway]
* [http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/ Chiltern Railways]


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