The Anonymous Widower

A Level Crossing That Should Be Closed

One of my Google Alerts found this article in the Bicester Advertiser, which is entitled Tunnel could be dug under Bicester London Road railway line to keep route open.

So I found a Google Map of the crossing and Bicester Village station.

Bicester Village Station And The London Road Level Crossing

Bicester Village Station And The London Road Level Crossing

If you consider that when the next phase of the East West Rail Link opens in a few years time, the following passenger trains will be going through the station.

  • 2 trains per hour (tph) from London Marylebone to Oxford
  • 2 tph from Oxford to London Marylebone
  • 2 tph from Reading to Bedford/Milton Keynes
  • 2 tph from Bedford/Milton Keynes to Reading

That is 8 tph for a start and when you add in a few long freight trains, it is surely a good idea to close the level crossing and dig a road tunnel under the rail line.

September 12, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

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