Dating from 1838 and located in north Buckinghamshire, Cheddington train station was once headline news. In 1963 at Bridego Bridge – just over a mile up the line from here – the drama of the 'Great Train Robbery' was played out. Today, with the £2.6 million robbery a distant memory, Cheddington railway station and the West Midlands trains which operate here serve as easy access to either London in one direction in 41 minutes or Milton Keynes, just a 17 minute journey, in the other. While the London Euston/Wembley and Milton Keynes services are the bulk of the action at this station with trains departing every hour in either direction, Cheddington train station also has a limited 1-a-day direct commuter service as far as Coventry, Birmingham and Stafford.
The village of Cheddington actually has something of a name for itself too – earned by scooping several awards of the 'Best Kept Village' variety over preceding years. Just a stroll from the station can be found either of the village's two traditional pubs while the Ridgeway Trail can also be accessed directly. This leads to Ivinghoe Beacon – a prominent landmark and site of an ancient Iron Age fort. In Tring – only a 5 minute journey by train from Cheddington – can be found the tranquil College Lake Nature Reserve. A little further afield but still within easy reach, the wider region around Cheddington station offers a great variety of attractions which include country parks, zoos and safari parks, castles, museums and plenty to appeal to kids. Many of these can be reached by the bus services which operate from Cheddington village centre, a 15 minute walk from the station.
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