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Aylesbury Vale Parkway is 10 years old!

Chiltern Railways have been celebrating a decade since the line extension opened.

Published by Dan Gooding at 1:45pm 14th December 2018. 3-minute read.

Aylesbury Vale Parkway is 10 years old!

Aylesbury Vale Parkway celebrated 10 years since it opened by giving customers a "thank you" cupcake, after a successful decade in operation.

The £12 million station was jointly funded by Chiltern Railways, the Department for Transport's (DfT) Community Infrastructure Fund, John Laing plc and Buckinghamshire County Council, and it has become a growth success and big asset to the area with customer journeys reaching 169,000 a year.

The future also looks promising for Aylesbury Vale Parkway as it is a proposed stop on the East West Rail service between London Marylebone and Milton Keynes Central.

Eleni Jordan, Commercial Director of Chiltern Railways said:

"Aylesbury Vale Parkway is a very important station for us and it's fantastic to see what happens when you create new transport opportunities for people and how it can help local economies to thrive.

"We are investigating how we can further improve this experience for our customers and will continue to do so."

Aylesbury Vale Parkway - Contruction
The station building under construction

Tony Cahill, Senior Asset Manager, John Laing said:

"It has been great to see patronage at Aylesbury Vale Parkway increase over the last 10 years, as it provides a valuable transport service to the growing local developments.

"We look forward to continuing our close working partnership with Chiltern Railways, Buckinghamshire County Council and Network Rail to provide station enhancements that meet the evolving needs of the community."

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said:

"The station is an important transport link, and I'm delighted more and more residents from Berryfields and surrounding areas are using it.

"Not only this, but the recent opening of the Greenway gives other residents in Waddesdon safe cycling and walking access to a sustainable means of travel, and opens up our beautiful countryside to visitors from further along the line."

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