Haddenham (Bucks) railway station

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Haddenham
Haddenham station 2007..png
Site of Haddenham station in 2007.
Location
Place Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
Area District of Aylesbury Vale
Grid reference SP735081
Operations
Original company Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Pre-grouping GW & GC Joint
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
Platforms 2
History
2 April 1906 Station opened
7 January 1963[1] Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Haddenham railway station was on the former Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway between Princes Risborough and Ashendon Junction.[2] It was closed in 1963.

History

The Great Western & Great Central Joint Committee was created on 1 August 1899 with the dual objective of providing the Great Central Railway with a second route into London, bypassing the Metropolitan Railway; and of providing the Great Western Railway with a shorter route to the Midlands.[3][4] The line ran from Northolt Junction to Ashendon Junction; the central section of its route was an existing GWR line. North of Princes Risborough a new line was constructed, which opened for goods on 20 November 1905, and for passengers on 2 April 1906.[5][6][7] The only station originally provided on that new line was Haddenham,[8] which was built on the western side of Haddenham village, on the north side of the present-day Station Road.[9] The station was closed on 7 January 1963.[5]

Twenty-four years later, a new station was opened about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the north-west, named Haddenham and Thame Parkway.

Route

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Haddenham


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Dorton Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Bicester "cut-off"
  Ilmer Halt
Line open, station closed
Wotton
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
 

Notes

  1. ^ Passengers No More by G.Daniels and L.Dench page 58
  2. ^ Pre-Grouping Atlas, p. 10, section E3
  3. ^ MacDermot, p.416
  4. ^ Jenkins, pp.8-9
  5. ^ a b Butt 1995, p.111
  6. ^ Jenkins, p.11
  7. ^ Mitchell & Smith, Historical Background
  8. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. 22
  9. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. V

References

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (5th ed.). 1" = 8 miles. Cartography by W. Philip Conolly. Ian Allan. 1976. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. 
  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Blandford: Oakwood Press. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (September 2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0. 

External links

  • The station on navigable 1946 O. S. map

Coordinates: 51°46′02″N 0°56′08″W / 51.7672°N 0.9356°W / 51.7672; -0.9356


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