The Anonymous Widower

Oxford Station

Oxford station shares a lot of similarities and problems with the station at Cambridge.

Both were badly designed when they were built and although Cambridge now has new platforms and a lot of rebuilding, Oxford is still in need of expansion.

These pictures show the current station at Oxford.

Oxford though has one problem that is nowhere near as bad at Cambridge; freight trains.

All of the issues at Oxford are set out in this document on the City of Oxford web site. It pays particular attention to the following.

1. East West Rail Link

2. Noise and Vibration in the area.

3. Freight Lengthening Project that will allow longer freight trains to go through the station, which has been completed.

4. Electrification

It doesn’t deal with new platforms at Oxford station for both Chiltern Railways and First Great Western.

The work for Chiltern Railways is shown in this post, whereas that for FGW is probabably more extensive and is described in this section in Wikipedia.

Oxford station will be a very different and busier station in the next few years.



March 25, 2015 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

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  1. […] be substantially upgraded with more platforms and possibly two island platforms for through trains. Again in March 2015, little seemed to be […]

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