The Anonymous Widower

The Bicester Chord Takes Shape

I took the Chiltern Line to Stratford upon Avon today and I was able to get these pictures of the building of the Bicester chord.

This will allow Chiltern Trains to start services between Oxford and Marylebone sometime in 2015.

The Bicester Chord is the first idea of several to come to fruition and transform railways in the area between Oxford, Banbury and Milton Keynes.

The East West Rail Link will be built and electrified, to link Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich.

The Cowley Branch at Oxford will be opened to passenger traffic.

Marylebone to Birmingham will drop to ninety minutes.

Chiltern Trains will probably want to expand. This is probably just as well, as if HS2 is to be built and Euston rebuilt, someone will have to get the passengers between London and Birmingham.

November 25, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I went past the Bicester Chord today and some progress has seemed to have been made since I last did this in November last year. […]

    Pingback by Good Progress At The Bicester Chord « The Anonymous Widower | March 24, 2015 | Reply

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