Bletchley’s development is no enigma

The East West Rail project platforms at Bletchley sit on a new flyover, above the West Coast Main Line station below Aerial image from East West Rail

Bletchley was once a sleepy village in the Buckingham countryside, about 43 miles (69 km) north of London. Sleepy, and with a modesty little halt on the West Coast Main Line. Not that any expresses ever stopped there. Bletchley was almost unknown, and certainly never a topic of conversation, until the 1990s. It was only then that the cloak of secrecy was lifted, and the reason was revealed for that modest little station bucking the wartime trend, and growing its passenger numbers significantly.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

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