Oxford residents invited to find out more ahead of railway upgrade work

Residents of Oxford have been invited to a drop-in event next week ahead of work which will enable capacity improvements and reliability through the city as part of Network Rail’s Oxford Corridor railway upgrade scheme.

As part of the Oxford Corridor works, Network Rail has already renewed more than 2km of track between Oxford Station and Hinksey Lakes and upgraded signals, points and track between Didcot and Oxford.

The upcoming work, taking place over the festive period, is the next phase in this programme of work, and will include piling for signal gantries, track renewals and work on the new sidings north of Oxford station.

The drop-in event will take place at Jericho Community Centre, 33A Canal Street, Oxford, OX2 6BQ from 3pm until 6.30 pm on Friday 8 December.

Representatives from Network Rail’s project team will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions from local residents ahead of this work.

Rob Mashford, senior programme manager for Network Rail, said: “This work is really important in order for us to enable the new infrastructure to be put into service next summer, which will improve capacity, reliability and line speeds through the city.

“Residents are welcome to come along and speak to our project team to learn more about the work we are undertaking in Oxford.

“Anyone unable to attend this event that would like to find out more about this work can contact our community relations team on our 24/7 helpine on 03457 11 41 41 or crwest@networkrail.co.uk

For more information on Network Rail’s work on the Oxford Corridor, visit: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/western/great-western-mainline/oxford/