Loudwater
Loudwater Railway Station.jpg
General information
LocationLoudwater, Buckinghamshire
England
Grid referenceSU900903
Platforms2 (reduced to 1 in 1968)
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyWycombe Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 Aug 1854Opened[1]
4 May 1970Closed[1]

Loudwater railway station was a railway station which served Loudwater, Buckinghamshire and Flackwell Heath, on the Wycombe Railway.

History

Loudwater station was located at the bottom of Treadaway Hill close to the M40 bridge and served both Loudwater and Flackwell Heath. It opened in 1854 and the station became a halt in 1968 because of decreased service on the line. The station was closed and demolished in 1970. The site is now an industrial park, although at the rear of the park the old railway tunnel under the M40 is still in place. A railway conservation path towards High Wycombe follows the route of the former railway.

Routes

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Loudwater
A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Loudwater


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
High Wycombe   Wycombe Railway
Until 1970
  Wooburn Green

In Popular Culture

The station appears briefly in an early scene of The Reptile (1966) made by Hammer Film Productions.

References

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.

Coordinates: 51°36′18″N 0°42′05″W / 51.6049°N 0.7014°W / 51.6049; -0.7014