Little Kimble (LTK)

Little Kimble is one of two intermediate stops on the line between Aylesbury and Princes Risborough (the other is Monks Risborough) and serves the villages of Little and Great Kimble.

Type: National Rail
Risborough Line)
Station code: LTK
Opened: 1872
Platforms: 1
Little Kimble was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1872 on a line which had originally been opened by the Wycombe Railway a few years earlier. The area around the station was only sparsely populated (that hasn't really changed a great deal nowadays) but the station still had a staff of two [1].

Nowadays the station is managed by Chiltern Railways who also run all services to the station.

Little Kimble has always been a small station, served by steam autocoaches and in latter years DMUs. However in 1998 Little Kimble hosted the Royal Train which had bought the wives of world leaders during the G8 Summit. held in the UK that year. to a reception at the Prime Minister's official residence Chequers which is a short distance away. So Little Kimble has always been a small station but has been used by Hilary Clinton and Cherie Blair!

The station is now unstaffed and the station building is a private residence. The only facilities are a Permit to Travel Machine, a Public Information Screen and some seats.
A Chiltern 165 prepares to depart for Aylesbury

Former station building

Station sign

Looking up towards Monks Risborough

Surviving NSE sign

A Chiltern 165 departs for Aylesbury

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Branch Lines to Princes Risborough (Middleton Press, 2003) Map. VII