Bicester North railway station

Bicester North Railway Station

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Bicester North 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 and Stratford-upon-Avon.

History

Bicester North is the main station in Bicester, the smaller station being Bicester Town, the present terminus of the branch from Oxford.

The station was transferred from the Western Region of British Rail to the London Midland Region on 24 March 1974.

Services

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.

Improvement works

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.

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