Claydon railway station

Claydon railway station in 2009.jpg
Claydon railway station in 2009
Place Claydon, Buckinghamshire
Area Aylesbury Vale
Grid reference SP710263
Original company Buckinghamshire Railway
Pre-grouping LNWR
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
Key dates Opened 1850
Closed 1 Jan 1968
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Claydon railway station is a former railway station serving the village of Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire.


Claydon Junction

Claydon Junction, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of Claydon station and about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Calvert railway station, is where the former Great Central Main Line met the Varsity Line (Oxford/Cambridge Line). The Great Central closed north of here in 1966, leaving the section via Quainton to Aylesbury open as the Aylesbury branch of the Varsity Line.

51°55′29″N 1°00′35″W / 51.92480°N 1.00984°W / 51.92480; -1.00984

Future: HS2

HS2 Ltd (on behalf of HM Government) plans to route High Speed 2 (HS2) here along the Great Central route.[1][2] Land adjacent to the junction is (as of September 2010) the preferred location for the [centrally located, major] 'Infrastructure Maintenance Depot' serving HS2.[3] The former Varsity Line, which HS2 Ltd's consulants Arup assumes will have reopened at least as far as the West Coast Main Line at Bletchley, will be used to supply the depot.[3]

Present day

Today Claydon L&NE junction is used for binliner (containerised domestic waste) and spoil trains going to the landfill site at Calvert and moving empty coaching stock. The East West Rail Consortium may reopen the station and the Varsity line from Oxford to Bletchley including the Aylesbury branch within 20 years.


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Brackley on Verney Junction Branch
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Varsity Line (Freight)
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Claydon Junction
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Non-passenger station/depot on track
Calvert Waste Facility
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Grendon Underwood Jn.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Marsh Gibbon and Poundon
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Varsity Line
  Verney Junction
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
  British Railways
Varsity Line (Aylesbury Branch)
A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Claydon

Coordinates: 51°55′50″N 0°58′08″W / 51.93069°N 0.96880°W / 51.93069; -0.96880

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