Location type


Name and dates


Station code: OXF National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the Birmingham and Oxford Railway.

Chronology Dates

01/01/1968Buckinghamshire Railway
Verney Junction to Oxford closed.
29/07/1973Aberdare Railway Vale of Neath Railway
Connection made from Cwmbach Junction to the former route of the Vale of Neath Railway. A crossing of the River Cynon required a bridge and a bridge from the Oxford and Princes Risborough line was used. Vale of Neath Railway reopened from there to Aberdare to provide access to Tower Colliery.

News items

26/05/2023East West Rail plans updated and Bedford - Cambridge preferred route confirmed [Railway Gazette]
12/04/2023Network Rail engineers work around the clock to repair Nuneham viaduct with the line expected to be closed until early June [Network Rail]
04/04/2023Nuneham Viaduct safety concerns lead to Oxfordshire rail line closure [New Civil Engineer]
14/12/2022Boost for Oxford-Cambridge connections as HS2 builds key East West Rail bridge [HS2]
25/07/2022East West Rail branded 'unachievable' by IPA [New Civil Engineer]
13/11/2021Next steps to be taken in bid to reopen Cowley Branch Line as a passenger line [Oxford Mail]
01/04/2021First look at HS2s Oxford Canal Viaduct [HS2]
23/01/2021Northumberland Line and East West Rail awarded funding [Railway Gazette]
20/11/2020East West Rail surveys underway [Railway Gazette]
04/02/2020First new railway in 50 years between Oxford and Bletchley takes major step forward [Network Rail]