The forgotten London Underground stations in Buckinghamshire that no longer exist – MyLondon



The London Underground is a part of every Londoner’s life.

Apart from lockdown, living or working in the city means the daily commute to and from work or even going out on weekends.

And some Tube lines even stretch into neighbouring counties. Amersham, Chalfont and Latimer and Chesham are in Buckinghamshire, right at the end of the Metropolitan line.

But did you know that there used to be so many more Tube stations in the county?

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Sadly, many have been forgotten, but they were all a vital way of getting to and from the city in times gone by. All of them were served by the early Metropolitan line.

Here are the stories of the forgotten Tube stations in Buckinghamshire that no longer exist:

Aylesbury

Once on the Metropolitan line, the station closed on September 10, 1961 after the service was withdrawn.

The service was cut back to Amersham when electric locomotive-hauled trains were replaced with A60 Stock trains.

Brill

The quaint town of Brill – famed for it’s amazing pub and view of the windmill and countryside – had a station that closed on November 30, 1935.

Unfortunately there were low passenger numbers and so the station was demolished.

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Granborough Road

The railway station (initially Grandborough Road) was a station serving the village of Granborough, to the north of Quainton.

Another one on the Metropolitan line, it closed on July 4, 1936 when the service was scaled back to Aylesbury due to low passenger numbers.

Great Missenden

This service was withdrawn when electric locomotive-hauled trains were replaced with A60 Stock trains.

It last served passengers on September 10, 1961.

Quainton Road

This station was opened in 1868 in under-developed countryside near Quainton – some 44 miles from London.

It closed due to low passenger numbers in July 1936, but temporarily reopened for war time operations between 1943 and 1948.

Stoke Mandeville

Sitting just south of Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville station was closed on September 10, 1961.

The service was cut back to Amersham when trains advanced.

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Verney Junction

The isolated station was eventually demolished after it closed in 1936.

Waddesdon

The town is home to a beautiful country house owned by the Rothschild family you used to be able to get the Tube to.

Sadly it closed in July of 1936 when Verney Junction service was cut back to Aylesbury due to low passenger numbers.

Waddesdon Road

The station closed a year before Waddesdon in 1935.

It shut right after the Brill branch had due to low passenger numbers.

Wendover

The service was withdrawn in 1961 when the infamous A60 trains came into play.

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Westcott

This station also served the Rothschild family. It too closed in 1935 after the Brill branch had.

Winslow Road

The station has now been demolished after its closure in 1935. Again, it closed due to low passenger numbers.

Wood Siding

Wood Siding station was a halt in Bernwood Forest. It opened in 1871 as a terminus of a short horse-drawn tramway built to assist the transport of goods from and around the Duke of Buckingham’s extensive estates.

It closed in November, 1935.

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Wotton

The railway station was also built by the Duke and used for his own private transportation of goods.

It closed on the same day – November 30, 1935 – as Wood Siding due to low passenger numbers.