OXFORD rail station will be closed again today due to engineering works.
Lines in and out of the station are closed to allow the second phase of works to increase capacity, which is taking place over the next few weekends.
Today, the railway is closed between Oxford Parkway and Oxford, and between Bicester North and Banbury. Buses will replace regular train services.
Today, (25th Sept) due to engineering works, due to planned engineering works, the railway is closed between Bicester North and Banbury, and also between Oxford Parkway and Oxford all day. Bus replacements will operate.
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— Chiltern Railways (@chilternrailway) September 25, 2022
The closure will allow work to be carried out on the track to create three high-speed crossovers (increasing from 25mph to 75mph) at Oxford North Junction.
Once complete, it will cut journey times between Oxford and Bicester by two minutes, as well as increasing capacity for additional services.
🚧 Planned improvement works 🚧 will be taking place on our network this weekend (24/25 September).
The map below shows a summary of what’s happening.
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— GWR (@GWRHelp) September 25, 2022
The work is part of a £161 million transformation of the station, to create a new track, platform and entrance on the west side of the station.
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