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Date opened: 23.9.1868
Location: On the north side of an unnamed minor road
Company on opening: London & North Western Railway & Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway Joint
Date closed to passengers: 1.1.1968
Date closed completely: 1.1.1968
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: The platforms and stationmasters house are still extant
Notes: The London & North Western Railway's Oxford-Bletchley line was opened in 1850 but there was no intermediate station at Verney Junction. That didn't come until the Aylesbury & Buckingham Railway opened their line in 1868. At its junction with the LNW line a station was built literally in the middle of a field with access along a narrow dirt track. The station only served a hamlet and it was never more than a place to change trains. The station got its name from Sir Harry Verney of Claydon House, who was the chairman of the Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway Company.
The Metropolitan Railway bought the failing Aylesbury & Buckingham Railway in 1891, extending their line from Aylesbury to Verney Junction via Quainton Road. When the Metropolitan Railway became part of London Transport in 1933 it was quickly decided that services north of Aylesbury could no longer be justified and within a few years they had all been closed. The branch line from Verney Junction to Banbury Merton Street remained open until 2 Jan 1961 for passengers and 6 Jun 1966 for goods.
Verney Junction station was the largest intermediate station on the Oxford-Bletchley line with two platforms one of which was an island with three sidings on the down side of the line.

[courtesy : http://www.disused-stations.org.uk]

[Special thanks to other contributors for the use of their photographs from bygone years for comparison]

Verney Junction station nameboard - 4 May 2014

Verney Junction station nameboard - 4 May 2014

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 18 Jun 2014

Verney Junction station - 18 Jun 2014

Verney Junction station - 1960s

Verney Junction station - 1960s

Verney Junction station - 1960s

Verney Junction station - 1960s

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 1 Mar 2014

Verney Junction station - 18 Jun 2014

Verney Junction station - 18 Jun 2014

The Station House, Verney Junction - 1 Mar 2014

The Station House, Verney Junction - 1 Mar 2014

The Station House, Verney Junction - 1 Mar 2014

The Station House, Verney Junction - 1 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 28 Aug 2015

Sandhill Road - 28 Aug 2015

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 4 Mar 2014

Sandhill Road - 28 Aug 2015

Sandhill Road - 28 Aug 2015

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