New-look Bicester Town station design is unveiled

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THIS image shows what Bicester Town Station will look like once work to improve the Oxford line is complete.

Chiltern Railways unveiled images for the first time ahead of major work starting on its £130m Evergreen 3 project.

The Oxford Bicester line will close next month and re-open next summer. The Oxford London link opens in spring 2016.

The Evergreen 3 project is creating the new Oxford to London Marylebone link — with the first new rail link between London and a major city in 100 years.

As part of the project both Bicester town and Islip stations will be re-built.

Bicester’s new station will have level access, two new platforms, a rebuilt car park, cycle parking and bus stops and improved access roads.

Chiltern’s managing director Rob Brighouse said: “Our new station at Bicester Town is part of our innovative project to build a new rail line between Oxford and London Marylebone.

“Our investment provides the growing town of Bicester with two stations providing trains to London, bringing more opportunities to travel and new transport connections for people in Oxfordshire.”

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9:08am Sat 25 Jan 14

Gunslinger says...

Curious design. Is there anything behind that big blue wall, or is this just a giant bus shelter?
Curious design. Is there anything behind that big blue wall, or is this just a giant bus shelter? Gunslinger
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11:37am Sat 25 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Gunslinger wrote:
Curious design. Is there anything behind that big blue wall, or is this just a giant bus shelter?
Yes, there is, it's a fairly large station.

The image also doesn't show you the new pedestrian bridge with lifts
[quote][p][bold]Gunslinger[/bold] wrote: Curious design. Is there anything behind that big blue wall, or is this just a giant bus shelter?[/p][/quote]Yes, there is, it's a fairly large station. The image also doesn't show you the new pedestrian bridge with lifts Andrew:Oxford
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3:26pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Bicester retired says...

New station ? Yes. Innovative ? Anything special ?

If the new station can do something to link up Bicester Village and Bicester town, that will be innovative. When visitors come to the station, most likely they will go to the direction of Bicester Village. Bicester town is not likely to be benefited. If for instance, a covered walkway (or similar for the sake of being innovative and as an illustration) with small shops and eateries along the way can be built linking the new station to the town centre, then visitors will also be attracted to go to the town centre. Maybe our Cherwell District Council's Bicester director, Miss Curtin, can consider how to make use of the new station for the best benefit of Bicester as a whole. Similarly, at the moment, visitors coming to the Bicester North station also bypass the town centre by using the shuttle buses at the entrance of the station. If the visitors can be attracted to go on foot to Bicester Village via the town centre, then Bicester Village will also bring benefit to the town centre. Anyway, just a thought.
New station ? Yes. Innovative ? Anything special ? If the new station can do something to link up Bicester Village and Bicester town, that will be innovative. When visitors come to the station, most likely they will go to the direction of Bicester Village. Bicester town is not likely to be benefited. If for instance, a covered walkway (or similar for the sake of being innovative and as an illustration) with small shops and eateries along the way can be built linking the new station to the town centre, then visitors will also be attracted to go to the town centre. Maybe our Cherwell District Council's Bicester director, Miss Curtin, can consider how to make use of the new station for the best benefit of Bicester as a whole. Similarly, at the moment, visitors coming to the Bicester North station also bypass the town centre by using the shuttle buses at the entrance of the station. If the visitors can be attracted to go on foot to Bicester Village via the town centre, then Bicester Village will also bring benefit to the town centre. Anyway, just a thought. Bicester retired
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