is a railway station
that serves the southern districts of Milton Keynes
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
, 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.
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,... Read More