Feasibility study approved!
Check out our blog post here for more details.
Oxfordshire County Council election results
Results for the May 6th county council elections have now been declared. We are delighted that nine out of ten elected county councillors pledged to define and protect a rail route as part of the upcoming A40 Works project. We look forward to working closely and cooperatively with all county and district councillors over the to make this railway a reality.
Oxford to Witney Railway: Call to protect future rail route
23/03/21 WOT Group called on councillors to define and protect a rail route as part of the A40 works project to prevent the route being “blocked for this generation and generations to come”. Public consultations start in May and June 2021.
Survey completed, 97% supportive of a feasibility study
12/03/21 A group campaigning to re-establish an Oxfordshire railway has said 97% of people supported “exploring” the idea in a recent survey. Witney Oxford Transport wants a line to be built between Oxford and Witney.
Former HS2 boss backs Witney to Oxford rail link
Plans for Witney and Oxford rail link to be submitted to DfT
Charlie Maynard, chair of Witney Oxford Transport Group, said that under the group’s proposals, the train between Carterton and Oxford would take 22 minutes, compared to the current journey of more than an hour by bus.
24/2/21 Oxford Mail
Rail Minister endorses Witney-Oxford rail link
Mr Heaton Harris said the Witney to Oxford line, long promoted as a potential commuter branch line, would be ideal for this fund.
23/1/21 – The Oxford Mail
£160m bid for Oxford station and railway upgrades
25/11/2020 – The Oxford Mail
Calls for study into reviving Oxford to Witney railway line
06/11/2020 – The Oxford Mail