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Denham Golf Club railway station is a railway station near the villages of Baker's Wood and Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the Chiltern Main Line between Denham and Gerrards Cross.

Denham Golf Club National Rail
Denham Gof Club new bldg 17Apr07.JPG
Location
PlaceHigher Denham
Local authorityDistrict of South Bucks
Grid referenceTQ028879
Operations
Station codeDGC
Managed byChiltern Railways
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 20,932
2014/15Increase 22,738
2015/16Decrease 21,072
2016/17Increase 27,916
2017/18Increase 29,346
History
Key datesOpened 1912 (1912)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Denham Golf Club from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

 
Station in 1985.

The station was opened on 22 July 1912,[1] at the request of the Golf Club, which had opened the previous year.[2] It is on what was the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway, which had been opened in 1906. The station was originally called Denham Golf Club Platform, and it was built to serve the adjacent golf club. Between the two World Wars the platforms were lengthened and the station was made a halt. The original "up" platform was on the London side of the road bridge, and made of wood, with an access path connecting to the track leading to the Golf Club. In 1954[3] British Railways had a new concrete "up" platform built on the Wycombe side of the road bridge, opposite the "down" platform, which was also rebuilt in concrete. At the same time a proposed name change to 'Higher Denham' was rejected.[2]

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.[4]

The two waiting rooms are original Great Western Railway "pagoda" shelters. The ticket office, at road level on the down side, was also a pagoda building. Both waiting rooms and the original ticket office have been listed buildings since 27 November 1992, to prevent their replacement by the bus shelter type structures then being installed at other stations on the line. The ticket office was damaged by fire in 2005 and demolished early in 2007. It was replaced with a near replica in 2007, but unlike the original the new building has no clerk's window. The waiting rooms have recently[when?] been repainted to match the ticket office.

The original platform lamp-posts were cast iron, marked with the initials "G.W. & G.C. Jt" of the original operator. The lamp-posts were removed when the station lighting — and indeed the whole line — were modernised in about 1991, at about the time as the new Class 165 diesel multiple unit trains entered service.

The station was closed between 16 March to 19 June 2015 to allow Network Rail to undertake major repairs.[5]

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service pattern at Denham Golf Club consists of one train per hour each way, to and from London Marylebone. This drops to one train every 2 hours each way on Sundays.[6]

The station's service pattern is unusual in that it is served by trains on two completely different routes in either direction. Southbound services originate at Gerrards Cross and call at nearly all intermediate stations (the exact stopping pattern varies depending on the day). On northbound services, however, Denham Golf Club is the first calling point after London Marylebone; these trains then continue past Gerrards Cross, stopping at most intermediate stations before finally terminating at Banbury.[a] The respective corresponding services in the opposite direction pass through this station non-stop.[6] This means that the only stations to receive direct, regular, all-day services both to and from Denham Golf Club are London Marylebone (the terminus) and Gerrards Cross (the next station to the north).

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Gerrards Cross   Chiltern Railways
London - Birmingham
  Denham or
London Marylebone

Denham Golf Club is a Penalty Fares station with automatic ticket facilities but no ticket office. The station is unstaffed.[7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Since May 2019, alternate services are extended even further, beyond Banbury via Leamington Spa and Warwick, terminating at Stratford-upon-Avon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page53
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page 53
  4. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (May 1974). "Notes and News: Transfer of Marylebone-Banbury services". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (877): 248. ISSN 0033-8923.
  5. ^ "Denham Golf Club Station will be closed from Monday 16 March 2015 through to Friday 19 June 2015". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b Timetables - Chiltern Railways]
  7. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Denham Golf Club". nationalrail.co.uk.

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