Tring (TRI)

Tring is a stop on the West Coast Main Line in Hertfordshire. The station is closer to the village of Aldbury than the town of Tring itself which is nearly two and a half kilometres away.

Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line)
Station code: TRI
Opened: 1837
Platforms: 5
The station was opened by the London & Birmingham Railway in 1837 as they extended their line from London Euston up from Boxmoor (nowadays Hemel Hempstead). Due to objections by local landowners the original planned route for the line, which would have taken it much closer to the town, had to be changed resulting in the station being fairly remote.

The Metropolitan Railway once planned to extend their line from Chesham as far as Tring [1]. Parliamentary approval had been gained and some land was bought though plans never came to fruition mostly due to budgetary pressures. One thing Tring did have was a landing dock siding so the carriages of the local gentry could be loaded onto flat wagons! [2]

Tring is now a stop on the West Coast Main Line. A number of services from London Euston terminate at the station. The station has five platforms, two for the WCML fast lines, two for the slow lines (which are the ones usually in use) and a platform usually for terminating services. The station is managed by London Northwestern Railway.
LNWR 350 252 stands at the station 
View from the footbridge, the fast lines are on the right

The station building can be seen in the centre at the end of the footbridge

LNWR 350 241 arrives with a North bound service

All lines are electrified

Looking North past a LNWR Class 350

[1] Mike Horne, The Metropolitan Line (Capital Transport, 2003) p. 16
[2] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Watford to Leighton Buzzard (Middleton Press, 2004) Fig. 59