Oxfordshire signalling and track upgrades

Last summer we completed a nine-day upgrade to track and signals around Oxford station.

What work was completed?

During our nine-day upgrade in Summer 2023 (29 July – 6 August), we installed high speed crossovers, updated signals and made changes to Osney Lane footbridge. We demolished the old brick pillar to make space for installation of track that will later serve the new platform 5. We then installed a new pillar, which involved excavating foundations and construction using prefabricated blocks which were lifted into place by crane.

The work carried out was the first major step in increasing capacity to allow for an increase in trains in the near future. 

In July 2024 we are closing the railway for five days, from Saturday 27 July until Wednesday 31 July, to replace Botley Road railway bridge. This is vital to allow for the expansion of the station, the introduction of more train services, the creation of a fifth platform, and to improve the local road layout.  

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If you have any questions or require more information about the scheme, you can email us at: OxfordPhase2@networkrail.co.uk or visit our contact us page.

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