Last train to run on Oxford to Bicester line before revamp [BBC News]

Date: 13/02/2014

Train services on the Bicester to Oxford line are stopping for two years so work can start on a high speed line to London. Chiltern Railways is to start work to link the line to the London Marylebone mainline, due to open in summer 2015. The company said it would be the "first new rail link between two major British cities for 100 years". Replacement buses are in place from Saturday with ticket prices remaining the same and with room for bicycles. Bicester Town station is being rebuilt and a new station called Oxford Parkway will be constructed to serve the north and east of the city. The line between Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone will open in summer 2015

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Final day for train line service
Bicester Town Station design

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The last train for two years will run on the Oxford to Bicester line so work can start on a high speed line to London Marylebone.

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Busy period at Oxford on 22 September 2011. On the left is an Arriva Cross Country service heading for Manchester and on the right the driver of a First Great Western HST looks back along his train which will shortly depart for Paddington. In the middle is DBS 66001 waiting to follow in the path of the HST towards Didcot.
Location: Oxford
Company: Birmingham and Oxford Railway
22/09/2011 John McIntyre
The refurbished Marylebone station in July 2005, having become the operating centre for the Chiltern Railways franchise, whose DMUs occupy most of the platforms.
Location: Marylebone
Company: Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
23/07/2005 John Furnevel
Platform view looking east from Bicester Town in September 2009. This is currently the end of the passenger service from Oxford. The line continues east to serve a rubbish compaction and landfill site at Calvert. Beyond there the track is disused through to Bletchley, with some short sections lifted. The reversing spur on the right is used to access a nearby MOD establishment.
Location: Bicester Town
Company: Buckinghamshire Railway
06/09/2009 Ewan Crawford