|Location||Woburn Sands, Borough of Milton Keynes|
|Managed by||London Northwestern Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Woburn Sands railway station serves the town of Woburn Sands and the village of Wavendon in the Borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. The station is on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley, about 4 miles (6.5 km) east of Bletchley station. The station is served by local trains to Bletchley and Bedford using Class 230 multiple units. This station is one of the seven stations serving the Milton Keynes urban area.[a]
Woburn Sands has a black and white "cottage" station building, one of four of the same design that are unique to this line. Two of the others remain at Fenny Stratford and Milbrook. The building is in a half-timbered Gothic Revival style that had been insisted upon by the 7th Duke of Bedford for stations close to the Woburn Estate. It is Grade II listed. It opened with the line in 1846; between 1871 and July 1967 had a sizeable goods yard serving various local businesses (including a brick factory and gas works).
In August 2004, Woburn Sands lost its Victorian signal box to the development and modernisation of the route. Until 2004 the line was controlled by staffed signal boxes located at various stations; but the entire line is now controlled from one signalling centre at Ridgmont.
At present an hourly service operates each way, operated by a Class 230 DEMU. There is no service on a Sunday.
|Preceding station||Following station|
|London Northwestern Railway|
|Bletchley||East West Rail
Woburn Sands station, in common with others on the Marston Vale line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, which aims to increase use of the line by involving local people.
Stations in and around Milton Keynes
The station is on Station Road, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the town centre. The nearest post-code is MK17 8UD. In the chainage notation traditionally used on the railway, it is 4 miles 4 chains (4.05 mi; 6.52 km) from Bletchley station on the line to Bedford.