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New designs for Bicester Town station unveiled

Bicester Town Station

Bicester Town Station

Designs for a new Bicester Town Station have been unveiled by Chiltern Railways.

The station is planned to open in summer 2015, with the rebuild part of a project to create a rail line from Oxford to London Marylebone.

The station will have level access, two new platforms, a rebuilt car park, an improved station approach road and integrated transport with cycle parking and bus stops.

Lighting across the station will be energy efficient and the station building has been designed to make as much use of natural light as possible.

Rob Brighouse, managing director at Chiltern Railways said: “Our brand new station at Bicester Town is part of our innovative project to build a new rail line between Oxford and London Marylebone.

“Our investment provides the growing town of Bicester with two stations providing trains to London bringing more opportunities to travel and new transport connections for people in Oxfordshire.”

A brand new railway station, Oxford Parkway, will also be built to service residents of North and East Oxford and beyond.

A partnership between Network Rail and Chiltern Railways will manage upgrading of the line through the Bicester to Oxford Collaboration. The upgrade of the Oxford to Bicester line not only facilitates the new Chiltern Railways service between Oxford and London, but also the first phase of works on the western section of the East West Rail scheme that will reinstate the railway for passenger and freight services through to Milton Keynes and Bedford.

Chiltern Railways will be running a bus replacement service from February 15 while work goes on to construct the new line between Bicester and Oxford. The new station and services to London Marylebone are expected to start in summer 2015. For more information about the rail replacement bus service, visit www.chilternrailways.co.uk.

 

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