Oxford – Marylebone

Soft launch marks start of direct Oxford to Marylebone service

The 0743 Oxford to London Marylebone service was the first service to operate the full route from Oxford to London via Bicester this morning as part of a soft launch. This follows the closure of the railway line between Bicester North and Oxford for a substantial rail upgrade. The route partially reopened last December to Oxford Parkway. 

Councillors reject silent track withdrawal on Oxford link

Councillors have rejected Network Rail’s request to withdraw the use of silent track on the Oxford to Oxford Parkway rail link. Residents have accused Network Rail of reneging on their promises, whilst Network Rail have advised that the use of silent track is not cost effective. Network RIl have advised that this won’t affect the planned opening date of 12th December because silent track can be retrofitted.

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