Station Name: WOBURN SANDS
Station still open but included for completeness

[Source: Nick Catford]

Woburn Sands Station Gallery 2:
May 1970 - February 2014

Woburn Sands station looking east in May 1970. By this date the station was unstaffed with all tickets being sold by the guard on the train.
Photo by John Mann

Passengers wait for the next Bletchley DMU at Woburn Sands in May 1973. The platforms were rebuilt to the standard height in 1959 but a remnant of the original low platform is seen at the east
end of the platform.
Photo by Alan Young

Woburn Sands down platform in May 1973. The goods yard was split between both sides of the line with two sidings serving the coal depot on the down side behind the platform. The yard closed on 17 July 1967. The buffer at the end of one of the sidings is seen behind the platform.
Photo by Alan Young

The station building at Woburn Sands seen from the signal box in January 1976. The station differed from the other three original stations with an extra decorated gable facing onto the road instead of a porch. As an engraving of 1852 shows a porch either side of the bay window. This may be wrong or the building might have been altered at an early date.
Photo from John Mann collection

Woburn Sands station looking east from the down platform in February 1977; the platform lighting has been replaced. The main station building is Grade II listed.
Photo by Alan Young

Woburn Sands main station building in April 1979. The BR LMR signage has now given
way to Corporate Identity.
Photo by Alan Young

55029 (L129) calls at Woburn Sands station on 16 July 1994 with the 10:50 Bletchley to Bedford Network SouthEast service. At this time NSE were improving the look of their Class 121 units for use on what became known as the Marston Vale line, giving them red buffer beams and white cab roofs. Note the new NSE signage.
Photo by Martin Loader from Railway Photography web site

One of the more unusual happenings of 1999 was the use of top-and-tailed Class 31s on the Bedford - Bletchley line. On 8 May 1999, 31452 (with 601 at the rear) arrives at Woburn Sands with the 11.46 Bedford - Bletchley service. Silverlink used top-and-tail Class 31s until more suitable rolling stock could be acquired, which arrived in the form of two-car Class 150 units in 2000.
Photo by Richard Allen from his Flickr photostream

En route from Bletchley to Bedford class 121 single units number 55029 and 55031 call at Woburn Sands on 8 June 1999.'
Photo by Chris W Brown from his Flickr photostream

More Class 31 top-and-tailing during the DMU shortage. A Bletchley service passes Woburn Sands signal box before pulling in to the up platform in July 1999.
Photo by David Pearson

A pair of Class 121 'Bubble' cars are seen pulling out of Woburn Sands station with a Silverlink Bedford service in July 1999. The rear car 121027 is in Silverlink's bright, mauve, white and apple green livery. The front car (031) is in Network SouthEast livery. Only two 121s were repainted in Silverlink livery, the other being 029.
Photo by David Pearson

A class 150 'Sprinter' waits ay Woburn Sands with a Silverlink Bedford - Bletchley service in September 2004. A change of operator has brought more new signage.
Photo by Roger Marks from his Flickr photostream

Woburn Sands looking east in 2009. The weed killing train is long overdue.
Photo by Tom Walker. Reproduced from Wikipedia under creative commons licence

Woburn Sands station looking west from the up platform in February 2014, A long bus shelter has replaced the wooden shelter
Photo by Nick Catford

Woburn Sands station building in February 2014. Planning permission was granted in the summer of 2013 to convert the former station building into a Costa Coffee restaurant. The conversion included the removal of original external walls. Part of the former goods yard to the rear is now
occupied by new housing.
Photo by Nick Catford

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[Source: Nick Catford]

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