Chef Raymond opens rail station

Raymond Blanc pretends to cut the tie of Station Manager Malachy McGirr

Raymond Blanc pretends to cut the tie of Station Manager Malachy McGirr

First published in News

CELEBRITY chef Raymond Blanc officially opened the new Haddenham and Thame Parkway station.

The revamp, which cost £500,000, means the station building has been rebuilt with a larger ticket office and coffee shop area as well as new toilets.

The cycle parking and car park lighting have also been upgraded, while a motorcycle parking zone has been created.

Mr Blanc, whose Michelin starred restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is in nearby Great Milton, said: “I, like so many others, rely on a fast and frequent service in and out of London – Chiltern Railways provide that for me and thousands of commuters.’’ Haddenham and Thame Parkway opened in 1987 and has recently seen a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers.

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