Kings Sutton (KGS)

Kings Sutton serves the village of King's Sutton (the station name lost its apostrophe at some stage) and the town of Brackley. It is a few miles down the line from Banbury.

Type: National Rail
(Chiltern Main Line)
Station code: KGS
Opened: 1872
Platforms: 2
The station was originally opened in 1872 by the GWR with a branch to Kingham added in 1887, this branch closed for passengers in 1951 though part of the line remained in use until 1971 [1].

Before 1900 there was also a siding served by a tramway which carried yellow ochre for paint production. The station is located in Northamptonshire though the two stations either side (Banbury and Heyford) are in Oxfordshire.

Kings Sutton lost its good yard and footbridge in the 1960s with the latter replaced by a barrow crossing. However a near miss in 2005 where a passenger was nearly killed by a train led to a new footbridge being built and this was completed in 2006. Chiltern Railways manage the station though most services to Kings Sutton are operated by Great Western Railway.
GWR 165 126 departs on an Oxford bound service

Platform shelter, better than the usual bus shelter!

Station entrance

View from the footbridge

Chiltern 165 038 stops on a Marylebone bound service

Freightliner 70 019 takes a freight through the station

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Princes Risborough to Banbury (Middleton Press, 2002) fig. 93