Wednesday 15 Mar 2017
Oxford residents invited to find out more about railway upgrade work
Residents of Oxford have been invited to find out more about upcoming work to improve the movement of trains and passengers through the area.
Network Rail will be undertaking work to replace the existing four sidings with five new ones including better train care facilities on the east side of the railway, just north of Oxford Station.
The vast majority of this work will take place during the day, and residents will be informed in advance of any overnight work. Residents that may be affected received pre-notification letters earlier this month.
This work will address capacity issues as part of the wider Oxford Corridor scheme to improve rail services for passengers in the area.
The drop-in event will take place on Tuesday 21 March at Jericho Community Centre, 33A Canal St, Oxford, OX2 6BQ from 5pm to 8pm.
Network Rail’s programme manager, Rob Mashford, said: “I would like to thank residents in advance for their patience ahead of this work to improve railway capacity to meet demand as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.”
“This drop-in event is a great opportunity for residents to find out more about the work we are undertaking and the benefits that this work will bring, and we urge anyone that would like more information to come along”.
More information on this work can be found at: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/western/great-western-mainline/oxford/
Residents unable to attend the event can ask any questions or find out more information by calling our dedicated 24-hour National Helpline on: 03457 11 41 41 quoting reference Oxford Corridor Work, or on Twitter @NetworkRailWest.
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.