Gerrards Cross (GER)

Gerrards Cross is a stop on the Chiltern Main Line in Buckinghamshire.

Type: National Rail
(Chiltern Main Line)
Station code: GER
Opened: 1906
Platforms: 2
The station was opened as Gerrards Cross for the Chalfonts in 1906 by the Great Western and Great Central Railways on their joint line. Originally the line was four track at the station but the two through roads were removed in 1989. A goods yard to the North of the station has been closed but the siding remains in use for stabling stock on services from London Marylebone which terminate at Gerrards Cross.

The line is in a deep cutting, the main station building is a two storey affair, the street entrance being on the first floor. The main building, footbridge and other platform building have little changed exteriorly since the opening of the station though two signal boxes at either end of the station have now gone, one lasting until 1990 [1].

Just South of the station is a tunnel built in 2005 on top of which was built a Tesco supermarket. Unfortunately during construction part of the tunnel roof fell on the railway line, luckily no trains hit the debris. Rail services were restored after a couple of months.
Looking up North

Main station building

View of the station from the road atop the tunnel

The tunnel can be seen in the background


A London bound Chiltern service arrives

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Paddington to Princes Risborough (Middleton Press, 2002) Fig. 77