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Gerrards Cross is a small town in South Buckinghamshire. The Station was made famous when a tunnel being constructed collapsed at 19:30 on 30 June 2005 where Tesco were building a new supermarket over the railway, closing the line for seven weeks!
Railway type and traffic
The majority of workings are Class 165 and 168s operated by Chiltern Railways.
Class 67 and MkIII blue and grey coaching stock with DVTs operated by Wrexham and Shropshire.
Rubbish and Spoil trains ran to Calvert every week day and sometimes other freight diverted of the West Coast Main Line.
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The station is very safe, even fairly safe at night. Ticket Barriers are in operation during the day, but the friendly station staff are usually happy to let enthusiasts on the platform.
The station is situated a in the town centre just off the A40 on the road from Garrads Cross to Chalfont Saint Peter.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Gerrads Cross Station map co-ordinates
Around the town you can usually park free for 1 hour, the station also has a large car park which you will have to pay to use.
There is a frequent Chiltern Railways train service from London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill.
There are also hourly buses from Berkhamsted, Slough and Uxbridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are toilets at the station, there is also a Café. In the town centre there are many food shops.
The only B&B near to the station is The Greyhound Inn
in Chalfont Saint Peter which is 2 miles away.
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Gerrads Cross Station
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Shots can be taken from both platforms and the station is in a shady position so the sun is not normally a problem. The station is also good for videoing both ways.
General views - All photographs © Henry Allum unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
Fig 2 - Looking south east
Fig 3 - Looking south east
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