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Saunderton railway station

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Place  Saunderton
Station code  SDR
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  2
Original company  Great Western Railway
Grid reference  SU813981
Managed by  Chiltern Railways
2011/12  55,544
Local authority  Wycombe District
Saunderton railway station
Address  Chiltern Hills AONB, High Wycombe HP14 4LJ, United Kingdom
Similar  Denham Golf Club railway st, Seer Green and Jordans r, Princes Risborough railway st, Monks Risborough railway st, Little Kimble railway st

Saunderton railway station is a railway station on the A4010 road between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the villages of Bledlow Ridge and Bradenham. Confusingly, the station is about 2.5 miles (4 km) south of the village of Saunderton after which it is named. The hamlet immediately around the station is also known locally as Saunderton, but is not named on maps.

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The station is on the Chiltern Main Line between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough stations.

History

The station was opened on 1 July 1901.

In March 1913 Suffragettes attacked Saunderton station, burning down the main building. Placards reading "Votes for Women" and "Burning to get the Vote" were left on the platform. They may have chosen Saunderton Station because it is near Benjamin Disraeli's birthplace at Bradenham Manor.

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.

Services

All services are provided by Chiltern Railways. The typical Monday - Friday off-peak service consists of:

  • 1 train per hour to London Marylebone
  • 1 train per hour to Aylesbury
  • Facilities

    The station is unstaffed. There are a (card only) ticket vending machine and a permit to travel ticket machine on the "down" (northbound) platform.

    There is an Edwardian waiting room on the "up" (southbound) platform. It contains local information boards and is usually unlocked and locked by local residents for the weekday morning peak-time train services.

    References

    Saunderton railway station Wikipedia


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