Residents Invited To Find Out More Ahead Of Summer Railway Upgrade

Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Network RailResidents living in Oxford are invited to find out more about a crucial upgrade through the city which will see a section of the railway closed for nine days as progress is made towards improving line speed in and out of Oxford.


Network Rail will, as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, relay track from Hinksey Lakes to Oxford Station which will eventually improve line speed from summer 2018 with the line between Didcot, Oxford and Banbury closed from July 22-30 to allow the upgrade to take place.


The modernisation work will pave the way for the arrival of a fleet of new, longer Intercity Express Trains in the next year, bringing more seats per train and adding greater comfort for passengers.


Residents can find out more about the upgrade, which also includes modernisation of signals and crossings, by visiting one of the two drop-in sessions taking place in July.


The first is on Wednesday, 5 July from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Beckett Street car park, OX1 1HS and this will be followed by a session on Friday, 14 July from 4pm to 8pm at the YHA on Botley Road, OX2 0AB.


Rob Mashford, Network Rail’s senior programme manager, said: ““The upgrade in Oxford will transform this section of the railway as we continue to deliver our Railway Upgrade Plan. It is a major programme of work and we would like to invite all residents living locally or near the railway to attend one of our sessions where they can find out more.”


Source:- Network Rail


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