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Haddenham and Thame Parkway railway station

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Place  Haddenham
Station code  HDM
DfT category  E
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  SP730085
Managed by  Chiltern Railways
2011/12  0.613 million
Local authority  Aylesbury Vale
Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station
Address  Haddenham, Aylesbury HP17 8EQ, United Kingdom
Original companies  British Rail, Western Region of British Railways
Similar  Princes Risborough railway st, Bicester North railway st, High Wycombe railway st, Saunderton railway station, Banbury railway station

Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station is a station in Haddenham serving prominently the village of Haddenham as well as the town of Thame in the neighbouring county, Oxfordshire, England. The station is on the western edge of Haddenham, about 2 miles (3 km) north east of Thame, and is served by Chiltern Railways.


History and general information

There used to be a Haddenham railway station at the village and a Thame railway station on the Princes Risborough to Oxford line, but British Railways closed both stations in 1963. The old Haddenham station was on a different site about 0.5 miles (800 m) south-east of the present one, and traces can still be seen where a bridge carries Station Road over the line.

The current station was opened on 5 October 1987 to serve Haddenham and Thame. The British Rail station was built on the north side of Thame Road, Haddenham, and was originally single platform, with the platform sited on the former down line, long since removed. However, in 1998 as part of "Project Evergreen", Chiltern Railways re-doubled the Princes Risborough – Bicester line and re-modelled the platforms so that from 24 May 1998, there are now two, one on either line. Since then the platforms have also been lengthened and the station building has been expanded to include a coffee shop following the removal of the newsagents based in a temporary building.

In recent years passenger traffic at Haddenham and Thame has grown rapidly. In the eight years 2003–11 the number of passengers using the station increased by 53%.


In 2014/15, major renovations took place. A larger ticket was built and some platforms were extended. The plans were funded by Chiltern Railways, Network Rail, Buckinghamshire County Council and Sustrans.

Train services

The Monday - Friday off-peak service consists of:

  • 2 trains per hour to London Marylebone
  • 1 train per hour to Oxford
  • 1 train per hour to Banbury
  • Additional services run in peak hours, and other timetabled services run at weekends.

    Bus services

    This service operates 7 days a week, at a frequency of up to every 20 minutes and is branded as Sapphire, the service is operated by Arriva.

  • 280 (Oxford station - Oxford - Wheatley - Thame - Haddenham - Aylesbury)
  • These services operate irregularly and are operated by Z&S International and Red Rose Travel.

  • 111 (Aylesbury - Haddenham - Thame - Long Crendon - Oakley)
  • 112 (Aylesbury - Haddenham - Thame - Waddesdon)
  • 270 (Haddenham - Thame - Oxford)
  • References

    Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station Wikipedia

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