Round-the-clock work to commence at Oxford railway station as Marylebone link nears completion: OxfordStation

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016

Round-the-clock work to commence at Oxford railway station as Marylebone link nears completion

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Network Rail’s orange army will be on site around-the-clock at Oxford station from next week to ensure that work to create a new rail link between Oxford and London via Marylebone is completed next month.

24-hour work on Oxford station will begin on Wednesday, 9 November and is expected to last until Sunday, 11 December.

Platform construction forms the bulk of the work taking place, which will cause minimal noise, though there will be an element of noisier work from Wednesday, 9 November – Friday, 11 November, when new track will be installed.

The completion of this work is vital in order to offer a direct route from Oxford to London via Marylebone as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger and better railway for passengers.

Network Rail will work to keep noise levels at a minimum and cause as little disruption as possible to local residents, implementing temporary noise barriers around the working area to reduce the impact of travelling sound.

Network Rail’s route delivery director, Graeme Tandy, said: “We would like to thank residents for their patience as we undertake this upgrade work. It is essential that we complete the installation of track and the building of the platforms to allow Chiltern Railways to connect Oxford Station to Marylebone, providing passengers with new services.

“We will do everything in our power to minimise noise and impact on local residents as this work takes place.”

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