The Anonymous Widower

From Oxford To Birmingham

As there wasn’t much of interest to photograph in Oxford, I grabbed myself some gluten-free sandwiches and a drink in Marks and Spencer at the station and took a train to my next destination, Birmingham New Street.

I’ve never done that trip before on the Cross Country Route via Banbury and it was an easy journey of about an hour.

I missed photographing all of the work near Harbury, which is reported here on the BBC. It was a major landslip that closed the railway for some weeks.

As we approached Birmingham, the train seemed to take a circuitous route into Birmingham and at one point, the train passed behind Birmingham City’s football ground.

We were on the Camp Hill Line, which is being proposed for passenger services, according to Wikipedia.

At least such a project would probably be appreciated in Birmingham.

July 28, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] The Cross-City Line is currently being extended to Bromgrove and there are unfulfilled plans to reopen the Camp Hill Line, that my train from Oxford to Birmingham used. […]

    Pingback by The Future Of The Midland Metro « The Anonymous Widower | July 30, 2015 | Reply


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