Bletchley railway station

Bletchley Railway Station

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Bletchley is a railway station that serves the southern districts of Milton Keynes (especially Bletchley itself), and the north-eastern parts of the Buckinghamshire district of Aylesbury Vale.

It includes a junction of the West Coast Main Line with the Bletchley- Marston Vale Line.

This is one of the five railway stations serving Milton Keynes. The others are Milton Keynes Central, Wolverton, Fenny Stratford and Bow Brickhill.

It is the nearest station for mk, the home of Milton Keynes Dons F.C., at present about 30 minutes walk.

There are ticket barriers controlling access to the platforms.

History

The London and Birmingham Railway, now part of the "West Coast Main Line", was officially opened from Euston to Denbigh Hall, approximately one mile north of Bletchley station, on April 9, 1838, where a temporary station was built. The line was fully opened in September 1838, and there seemed no apparent need for a station in the Bletchley area at all. It was not until 1847 that Bletchley station was built following the opening of the line from Bedford. Originally a major intercity station, that role passed to Milton Keynes Central in 1982 when the latter was built, long after the east/west route had been downgraded, taking Bletchley's importance as a junction with it. Today, no Virgin inter-city services stop at Bletchley.

The eastbound route (to Bedford) opened in 1846,"Milton Keynes Heritage" (map), Milton Keynes Development Corporation,...
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