- High Wycombe railway station
Infobox UK station
name = High Wycombe
usage0405 = 1.934
usage0506 = 1.705
usage0607 = 1.927
platforms = 3
code = HWY
High Wycombe railway station is situated in
High Wycombein South Buckinghamshire. The station is served by Chiltern Railwaystrains on the Chiltern Main Line from Marylebone towards Birmingham Snow Hill. It is situated between Beaconsfield and Saunderton stations.
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 Railwaybranch line from Maidenhead, later extended to Oxfordand Aylesbury. In 1906 the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railwayline was opened through High Wycombe, connecting London with their lines to the north. Much of the current Chiltern Railwaysmainline 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.
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
* 1tph fast service to London Marylebone, taking less than 35 minutes.
* 1tph semi-fast service to
Birmingham Snow Hill.
* 1tph stopping service to
Princes Risboroughextending to Bicester Northevery two hours.
* 1tph semi-fast service to
Bicester Northextending to Stratford-upon-Avonevery 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
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* [http://www.broadgauge.org.uk/history/line-wycombe.html On the Wycombe railway]
* [http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/ Chiltern Railways]
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