Buckinghamshire Railway






Dates

  /  /1847[Buckinghamshire Railway]
The railway is formed by the merger of two proposals; Bletchley to Oxford and Aylesbury to Banbury.
01/05/1850[Buckinghamshire Railway]
Bletchley to Banbury opened.
20/05/1850[Buckinghamshire Railway]
Verney Junction to Oxford opened.
01/01/1968[Buckinghamshire Railway]
Verney Junction to Oxford closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Oxford to Bletchley


Oxford LMS Shed seen across the Oxford Canal on a misty January morning in 1965. ...
John Thorn /01/1965








The station at Oxford Parkway is brand new and busy, but the lack of glazing on the footbridge gives an all-too-familiar abandoned look. The large car ...
Ken Strachan 29/04/2016
This Chiltern Railways train arrived at Oxford Parkway at 19.53 from Marylebone, carrying an impressive load of commuters; and returned as the 20.08 ...
Ken Strachan 25/08/2016

Looking north east to Bicester at the minimalist Islip station in 2009. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/ 0/2009
Looking to Oxford at Islip, in 2009, showing the reverse curves just to the south west of the station. Generally this line is very straight, these are ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009




The rebuilt station at Bicester Town, looking to Oxford. ...
Peter Todd 09/01/2016
This was a very dull and dank day. Hopefully by December, the line from Oxford Main Station to Marylebone will be fully open. Last time I was in ...
Peter Todd 09/01/2016
Bicester Town, looking away from Oxford and towards the new curve beyond the level crossing. ...
Peter Todd 09/01/2016
View towards Oxford at Bicester Town in ‎2009. The line to the left is a reversing spur providing access to Central Ordnance Depot. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009



UK Railtours excursion behind 66110 on the Calvert spur from the ex-Great Central Railway main line approaching Claydon LNE Junction on 17th March ...
David Bosher 17/03/2018
UK Railtours excursion behind 66110 coming off the 1940 Calvert spur at Claydon LNE Junction on 17th March 2018. The train then reversed and with ...
David Bosher 17/03/2018
Re Ken Strachan's photo of a trackless Claydon LNE Junction [See image 66823], and in answer to his question was track here until recently? The answer ...
David Bosher 17/03/2018
I think there might have been track here quite recently. The view looks west, with the junction behind the camera. Calvert sidings are now approached ...
Ken Strachan 27/10/2018

Looking over the fence from the level crossing at Claydon [see image 66485] the old platform is in surprisingly good condition. 27th October 2018. ...
Ken Strachan 27/10/2018
Where the rubber hits the road (but not as much as at Stromeferry). This level crossing at Claydon is unlikely to be re-opened when East West Rail ...
Ken Strachan 27/10/2018
Looking west to the level crossing by the remains of Claydon station on the Buckinghamshire Railway. Many of the rails going east from Shepherd's ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009

The station master's house is visible behind the greenery and the island platform at Verney Junction in September 2018. The ticket office also ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2018
An unusually frank admission from the construction company building East West Rail accompanied this map. The gist of the accompanying text was, we'd ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2018
Looking east to the former Verney Junction station in September 2009. Further east there was a junction between the Buckinghamshire Railway to ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009

Not all of the Bicester to Swanbourne siding section of the Oxford - Bletchley line has been lifted. View from Station Road towards Bletchley in ...
Ken Strachan 12/02/2010

On a snowy 27 December 2010 the dormant station at Swanbourne, West of Bletchley (the platform is just visible on the curve) seems to be waiting ...
Ken Strachan 27/12/2010

66.198 hauls an empty car train North at Bletchley on 20th February 2015. Notice the mothballed flyover in the background, and the platform extension ...
Ken Strachan 20/02/2015
A down Pendolino rushes through Bletchley on a hot Monday evening in July 2013. ...
Ken Strachan 15/07/2013
66198 heads North through Bletchley on 20 February with a train of enclosed car carrying wagons. ...
Ken Strachan 20/02/2015
A shiny 66753 with white lined buffers thunders North through Bletchley with containers on a Friday afternoon in February 2015. Notice the viaduct in ...
Ken Strachan 20/02/2015




Banbury Branch

The station master's house is visible behind the greenery and the island platform at Verney Junction in September 2018. The ticket office also ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2018
An unusually frank admission from the construction company building East West Rail accompanied this map. The gist of the accompanying text was, we'd ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2018
Looking east to the former Verney Junction station in September 2009. Further east there was a junction between the Buckinghamshire Railway to ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009

The flail train has clearly passed this way - puzzling, in the absence of rails. View looks towards Buckingham in February 2010. ...
Ken Strachan Fe/02/2010

Full marks to Buckingham Council for looking after this disused viaduct - notice the well kept drainpipes (on this side). You will have to take it ...
Ken Strachan 05/02/2010
Not many trains, but a nice bit of barrow crossing. Buckingham still has brick-surfaced platforms, but the trackbed is flooded with stagnant water, ...
Ken Strachan 05/02/2010



We passed this well kept station master's house on the way to an Open Day at Finmere . The station was on the far side of the level crossing, behind ...
Ken Strachan 13/08/2016