is a station on the Chiltern Main Line
, one of two stations serving Bicester
(). Services operated by Chiltern Railways
run south to London Marylebone
and north to Banbury
, Birmingham Snow Hill
Bicester North is the main station in Bicester
, the smaller station being Bicester Town
, the present terminus of the branch
The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail
to the London Midland Region
on 24 March 1974.
The typical off-peak weekday service consists of three or four trains per hour to and from London Marylebone. One service per hour is non-stop to Marylebone, taking around 55 minutes to cover the . The other services call at various intermediate destinations such as Princes Risborough
and High Wycombe
and can take up to 15 minutes longer. Two services per hour continue northwards to Birmingham Snow Hill, taking around 1 hour 20 minutes. The remaining services either terminate at Bicester North or continue to Banbury or Stratford-upon-Avon.
At weekends, there are generally three trains per hour to London, with two continuing to Birmingham.
In 2010 the down line through the station was realigned for higher speeds, as part of the Evergreen 3
project. A new down platform has been built on the trackbed of the former through lines.
Operator and routes
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