What is WOT – Witney Oxford Transport
WOT is a non-partisan community group set up by Oxfordshire people, many from existing voluntary organisations and from various professional interests. All members are acutely aware that with the planned population expansions along the A40 corridor, reliance on an already congested single trunk road with no suitable transport alternatives will negatively impact the local economy and residents’ lives.
WOT has been campaigning for alternatives that are robust, reliant and sustainable like a rail transport link. Residents and businesses do not want to spend even longer stuck in traffic jams just to reach Oxford and beyond. The people of West Oxfordshire deserve better.
Proposed rail route map
We get often asked about routes. While obvious, this is also an impossible question to address until appropriate provisions are in place to safeguard the land in question, especially as much of the previous route no longer exists. Some years ago we walked part of the old route and you can see a brief report here. The map below shows one of the most desirable options. You can read about the old railway line here and you can visualise all of the historical railway lines here
For a more detailed view of the proposed route option, you can access the Google Earth version of our map Please click on the ‘Present’ function on that page to access.
Show your support for local railways, sign our petition to bring back railways in West Oxfordshire and complete the questionnaire here
WOT Response to the public consultation on Salt Cross Garden Village, click here to see the relevant information