Woburn Sands railway station


Woburn Sands railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Woburn Sands


caption = Woburn's cottage-type station building, in an 1852 illustration
code = WOB
manager = London Midland
locale = Woburn Sands
borough = Milton Keynes
platforms = 2
lowusage0203 = 45,743
lowusage0405 = 42,382
lowusage0506 = 40,544
lowusage0607 = 39,119
years =
events =

Woburn Sands railway station serves the villages of Woburn Sands and Wavendon in the borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley (Milton Keynes). The station is served by local trains to Bletchley and Bedford using Class 150/1 diesel multiple units operated by London Midland .

Station building and signal box

Woburn Sands has a black and white 'cottage' station building, a type unique to the line but which occurs four times on it. Other stations with buildings like this are Fenny Stratford and Millbrook.

Woburn recently lost its Victorian signal box to the development and modernisation of the route. Until 2004 the line was controlled by manned signal boxes located at various stations; however the entire route is now controlled from one signalling centre at Ridgmont.

Services

Community Rail Partnership

Woburn Sands, in common with other stations on the Marston Vale line, is covered by the [http://www.marstonvalecommuityrail.org.uk Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership] . The Partnership aims to increase use of the line by getting local people involved with their local line.

External links

* [http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/wsc/docs/frame-trails.html Postcard pictures of the station and level crossing in 1920 (at end of page)]


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