Waddesdon Road railway station was a small halt in open countryside in
Buckinghamshire, England. It was opened in 1871 as part of a short
horse-drawn tramway to assist with the transport of goods from and
around the Duke of Buckingham's extensive estates in Buckinghamshire
and to connect the Duke's estates to the Aylesbury and Buckingham
Railway at Quainton Road. In 1872 the line was expanded and converted
for passenger use, becoming known as the Brill Tramway. In 1899 the
operation of the line was taken over by the London-based Metropolitan
Railway. In 1933 the Metropolitan Railway was taken into public
ownership to become the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground,
and despite its rural setting Waddesdon Road station became a part of
the London Transport system. The new management could not see a future
for the line as a financially viable passenger route, and Waddesdon
Road, along with the rest of the former Brill Tramway, was closed in
late 1935. (more...)
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