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£500,000 station facelift under way
12:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
WORK is under way on a £500,000, six-month project to extend the station building at Haddenham & Thame Parkway to cope with growing passenger rail traffic.
Passengers using the station on Chiltern Railways’ route between London, Bicester and Banbury will benefit from a bigger ticket office, a more spacious coffee shop, new accessible toilets in the new building and a heated waiting room on the platform used by London-bound trains.
There will also be improved cycle parking, a new motorcycle parking area and better lighting.
The ticket office and coffee shop have been moved to temporary accommodation next to the taxi office while work goes on.
Haddenham & Thame Parkway, off the A418, opened in 1987, replacing a station closed in 1963 during the Beeching cuts. Improved facilities were provided in 2005.
More than 610,000 passengers’ journeys began or ended at the station in 2011-12, the lastest year for which figures are available, up from 380,000 in 2002-3.