200m London link on track From The Oxford Times Chiltern is launching public consultation on its proposals in Bicester on Friday, but rail users have already given the scheme their support.
Chiltern's project director Vic Michel said: "The proposal is to run two trains an hour from Oxford to Marylebone, via Bicester, which will travel at 100mph."We're starting to engage with local people and stakeholders next week."There will be a number of public meetings and presentations to explain to everyone exactly what we're doing and to gauge reaction, and we hope to know exactly where we're going by the end of theThe new route to London would be created by upgrading the railway between Oxford and Bicester and by building a connecting line in Bicester to link Bicester Town station to the Chiltern main At Oxford station, Chiltern wants to demolish the former parcels sunglasses ray ban original depot and train crew offices alongside the exisitng platform 3 and construct two new platforms for its services, which would both beable to accommodate a five coach train.The stores and offices in the existing building, along with short stay car parking and disabled spaces, would be moved to a site alongside the new platforms.Chiltern's trains would run in and out of the station on a new connecting line running from Oxford North junction past the train stabling sidings, avoiding any conflict with services on the mainline through the city.The project would also provide a direct rail link between Oxford and High Wycombe for the first time in 40 years.All trains would call en route at the new Water Eaton Parkway station and Bicester Town giving the town four London trains an hour, with two others serving Bicester North station, on the BanburyA number of trains would also stop at Islip, which would get direct commuter services to and from the captial for the first time.Projected journey times are 66 minutes between Oxford and London, 14 minutes from Oxford to Bicester and 38 minutes from Oxford to High Wycombe.At present, Oxford and Bicester Town are linked by seven trains a day, operated by First Great Western with no Sunday service.Mr Michel said Chiltern felt that roy ban there was a need to offer an alternative to First Great Western's direct service from Oxford to London Paddington, via Reading He said: ray ban glasses on sale "There's most certainly thedemand for a new service.
"The competition might even help First Great Western, in the sense that a lot of people are avoiding their service to London because it's so busy."We believe there's enough of ray bans sunglasses sale a market for everybody and people living north of Oxford will be very pleased to jump on a train at Water Eaton and speed into London."FGW, which leases Oxford station from Network Rail, said it was working closely with Chiltern Railways over its proposals.
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