Woburn Sands railway station
Woburn Sands railway station serves the villages of Woburn Sands and Wavendon in the borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley, about 4 miles (6.5 km) east of Bletchley station. The station is served by local trains to Bletchley and Bedford using Class 150/1 and Class 153 diesel multiple units operated by London Northwestern Railway.
Woburn Sands in 2009, looking east, showing the condition of the track through the station.
|Local authority||Milton Keynes|
|Managed by||London Northwestern Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|30 November 1905||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Woburn Sands from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Station building and signal boxEdit
Woburn Sands has a black and white "cottage" station building, one of four of the same design that are unique to this line. Two of the others remain at Fenny Stratford and Milbrook. The building is in a half-timbered Gothic Revival style that had been insisted upon by the 7th Duke of Bedford for stations close to the Woburn Estate. It is Grade II listed. It opened with the line in 1846; between 1871 and July 1967 had a sizeable goods yard serving various local businesses (including a brick factory and gas works).
In August 2004, Woburn Sands lost its Victorian signal box to the development and modernisation of the route. Until 2004 the line was controlled by staffed signal boxes located at various stations; but the entire line is now controlled from one signalling centre at Ridgmont.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|London Northwestern Railway|
|Bletchley||East West Rail
Community Rail PartnershipEdit
The station is on Station Road, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the town centre. The nearest post-code is MK17 8UD. In the chainage notation traditionally used on the railway, it is 4 miles 4 chains (4.05 mi; 6.52 km) from Bletchley station on the line to Bedford.
- "Disused Stations Site Record - Woburn Sands" Retrieved 7 September 2016
- English Heritage Grade II listed building status Retrieved 2009-10-19
- Table 64 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership
- Engineer's Line References: Bletchley south junction to Bedford RailwayCodes.org
- Train times and station information for Woburn Sands railway station from National Rail
- Postcard pictures of the station and level crossing in 1920 (at end of page)
Stations in and around Milton Keynes