Browse news and stories about Oxford Train Station, including the multi-million-pound investment by Network Rail to support the Oxford station and railway redevelopment. The investment will help provide an enlarged station with a new western station entrance next to Botley Road and replacement of Botley Road bridge to enable standard double-decker buses to pass underneath for the first time.
Anneliese Dodds, Member of Parliament for Oxford East, recently visited to witness first-hand the transformative work being undertaken by Kier at Oxford Railway Station.
Network Rail is expected to start nine days of track work around Oxford Train Station on Saturday, 29 July, which means the station will be closed until Monday, 07 August.
The closure of Botley Road at the rail bridge started today (11 April 2023) and overall it appears to have been a positive start with buses using the turning area created by the bridge for the first time.
Changes in bus services are set to be introduced from Tuesday, 11 April, due to the Botley Road rail bridge closure as part of the Oxford rail station development.
Following two community drop-in sessions, Network Rail has provided an update on the Oxford rail station upgrade works, referred to as the Oxfordshire Connect programme.
Network rail has announced revised Botley Road closure dates to enable work to be carried out to upgrade the station and improve the road network nearby.
Despite the horrendous weather last week, the Network Rail teams have been out and about continuing the preparation work around the station area, but there are no revised plans for Botley Road closure in sight just yet.
The road is set to close from 09 January 2023 to allow Network Rail replace the rail bridge at Oxford Train Station as part of a larger project to expand the station on the western side.
The investment will help provide an enlarged station, boosting the number of passengers the station can serve and improving accessibility to the station.
The Oxfordshire Rail Corridor Study (ORCS) looks in detail at the county’s predicted growth in jobs and housing over the next two decades and how the rail network can best support it.
The funding will progress development work for the introduction of a new track and platform, and design of a new western station entrance next to Botley Road.