Akeman Street railway station

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Akeman Street
Akeman Street railway station.jpg
Station in early 1900s.
Place Woodham
Area Aylesbury Vale
Grid reference SP705182
Original company Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
2 April 1906 Station opens
7 July 1930 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Akeman Street was a railway station at Woodham, Buckinghamshire, where the railway linking Ashendon Junction and Grendon Underwood Junction crossed the Akeman Street Roman road (now the A41 road).


The station was opened by the Great Central Railway, becoming part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. That company then closed the station seven years later.

The site today

The buildings and platforms on top of the embankment have long been demolished, but the brick-built main station building down at road level remains and is now a private house. An overgrown single track from the former Great Central Main Line, the remains of the link to the GW/GC joint line, finishes in a set of stop blocks at the north end of the site. In August 2014 the Calvert Landfill site acquired the track bed from Akeman Street station running up to Calvert station. The track bed was transformed into a private road for landfill vehicles. This greatly reduced dirt, congestion and pot holes on local roads.


A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Akeman Street
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
Line and station closed


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. 

External links

  • Station on navigable O.S. map
  • Picture of the station [1]
  • Pictures of the site now [2]

Coordinates: 51°51′27″N 0°58′38″W / 51.85751°N 0.97732°W / 51.85751; -0.97732

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