Oxford Station – western side

Enabling infrastructure

£171m – delivery in 2024


The project

A new track, platform, ticket hall and wider bridge over Botley Road.

The opportunity

Allowing an additional three passenger trains each hour and twelve more long-distance freight trains each day connecting the UK regions. The additional capacity assists East West Rail in introducing trains to/from Milton Keynes in 2024 and the re-opening of the Cowley Branch Line to passengers.


Network Rail has secured the £161m from the DfT for this element, complemented by £10m of local funding. Work at the station has begun to create new platform and entrance to enter service in 2024 alongside improvements on Botley Road to aid cycling, walking and buses.

Other projects

Improved rail network

Oxford Station – eastern side

A new track and platform, main station building, bus interchange and walking and cycling provision, including an enhanced public realm and new pedestrian and cycle bridge over Botley Road.

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Cowley Branch Line

Reopening of passenger services on the branch line, with two new stations to Oxford’s South and East, 7 and 9 minutes from Oxford Station, with potential for direct services throughLearn more about Cowley Branch Line

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Central Oxfordshire Travel and Connectivity Schemes

Providing more space and reliability for buses and active travel through bus priority and traffic congestion management measures.

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Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

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River Thames Bridge and path works

A new river bridge for cyclists and pedestrians connecting Osney Mead to Oxpens.

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Burying or diverting power lines

Osney Mead is crossed by two power lines that could be buried or diverted.

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The Energy Systems Accelerator

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