Bicester Town railway station

Bicester Town Railway Station

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Bicester Town is one of two railway stations serving the town of Bicester in Oxfordshire; the other being Bicester North. The station is miles north-east of Oxford. It is operated by Chiltern Railways.

History

The Buckinghamshire Railway, which already had a route between and Banbury, had powers to build a line to Oxford. The first section of this line, from a junction to the west of (at a point which became known as ) to , opened on 1 October 1850, and this included a station at Bicester. Originally named Bicester, the station was renamed Bicester London Road in March 1954, The station was closed, along with the rest of the Oxford-Bletchley section of the Varsity Line, on 1 January 1968.

The station was used by several excursion trains through the 1970s and 1980s, before being reopened by Network SouthEast as Bicester Town on 11 May 1987, as the terminus of the Oxford to Bicester Line. From May 2009, First Great Western and Oxfordshire County Council have branded the line as "The Bicester Link".

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The station has one platform, with a covered waiting area, seats, a clock, help point and public address. There are plenty of cycle stands but no ticket facilities (passengers buy these on the train instead).

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