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SideTracked - Woburn Sands

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Hidden : 12/30/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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Woburn Sands railway station serves Woburn Sands and Wavendon within Milton Keynes. The station is on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley, served by local trains using Class 150/1 and Class 153 diesel multiple units.

Woburn Sands has a stunning 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, and 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.

At present an hourly service operates each way, with no service on Sunday. Woburn Sands station, in common with others on the Marston Vale line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, which aims to increase use of the line by involving local people.

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