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Oxford Parkway station plans unveiled

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section Oxford
Oxford Parkway plans
Image caption Oxford Parkway is the first station to be built in the city since 1935

Plans for the first railway station to be built in Oxford for nearly 80 years have been unveiled.

Oxford Parkway will open in summer 2015 as part of Chiltern Railway's £130m Oxford to London Marylebone rail link.

Managing director Rob Brighouse said it would provide significant "economic, social and environmental benefits for people in Oxfordshire".

The station is being built on the site of the derelict Water Eaton silo, which was demolished in October.

It is the first to be built in Oxford since 1935, and the first new rail link between the two cities for 100 years.

The service will run to London Marylebone in under an hour.

From spring 2016, Chiltern Railways will also run the service from Oxford city centre.

Oxford Parkway will also have a car park with more than 800 spaces.

The project is being managed by Network Rail and Chiltern Railways through the Bicester to Oxford Collaboration.

Image caption The station is being built on the site of the derelict Water Eaton silo, demolished in October

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