First pictures of what new Oxford Parkway railway station will look like

An artist's impression of the new Oxford Parkway station

An artist's impression of the new Oxford Parkway station

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THESE are the images of what the new Oxford Parkway station will look like.

It is the first new station to be built in the county since 1935 and will be built at the site of a former World War Two grain silo and includes an 800-space carpark and 100 cycle spaces.

It is part of the Chiltern Railways’ £130m Evergreen Three project, to create a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone via Kidlington, Bicester, High Wycombe.

The line from Bicester to Oxford Parkway is due to open next summer, and the section between Oxford Parkway and Oxford Station will open the following year in 2016.

Rob Brighouse, managing director at Chiltern Railways, said: “Oxford Parkway will transform travel between Oxford and London when it launches in summer 2015.

“Our new station and service will provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for people in Oxfordshire.”

Oxford Mail:

The Bicester/Oxford line closed in February. The first new rail tracks were laid earlier this month.

The Chiltern Railways project is part of a larger £290m scheme to re-open the East-West rail link from Reading to Bedford, via Oxford, Bicester Town and Milton Keynes.

Last November the former grain silo that had dominated the skyline from the A34 and the Oxford-Kidlington Road for decades was demolished to make way for the brand new station.

Chiltern Railways will also rebuild Bicester and Islip stations.

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10:02am Tue 22 Apr 14

icba1957 says...

Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM!
Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM! icba1957
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10:27am Tue 22 Apr 14

Inkpot says...

PEDANT !!!!!!!!!!!
PEDANT !!!!!!!!!!! Inkpot
  • Score: 0

11:51am Tue 22 Apr 14

horsham says...

Goodness me, what a dull design! A wasted opportunity to make an impressive visual statement.
Goodness me, what a dull design! A wasted opportunity to make an impressive visual statement. horsham
  • Score: 25

11:59am Tue 22 Apr 14

Patrick, Devon says...

Lets hope that Oxford Central has a more impressive visual statement when it is redeveloped. But, as a traveller, I find the most impressive statement on arrival at a station to be the words "on time".
Lets hope that Oxford Central has a more impressive visual statement when it is redeveloped. But, as a traveller, I find the most impressive statement on arrival at a station to be the words "on time". Patrick, Devon
  • Score: 21

12:00pm Tue 22 Apr 14

EMBOX2 says...

Looks like a station to me. This project should really help relieve congestion and I hope commuters use it over Oxford Station. Incredible that it is the county's first new station since 1935. Have we really gone that long without investment in railway stations?
Looks like a station to me. This project should really help relieve congestion and I hope commuters use it over Oxford Station. Incredible that it is the county's first new station since 1935. Have we really gone that long without investment in railway stations? EMBOX2
  • Score: 12

12:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

train passenger says...

Looks fine for a Parkway station, not exactly the place I would expect to see a grand architectural statement. Would say it is 20 years late though and we equally need an Oxford South Parkway station near Redbridge recycling.
Looks fine for a Parkway station, not exactly the place I would expect to see a grand architectural statement. Would say it is 20 years late though and we equally need an Oxford South Parkway station near Redbridge recycling. train passenger
  • Score: 20

12:37pm Tue 22 Apr 14

West Oxon Webwatcher says...

What is the tall building to the right of the station building, behind the tree? It looks very much like the grain silo that has now been demolished.
What is the tall building to the right of the station building, behind the tree? It looks very much like the grain silo that has now been demolished. West Oxon Webwatcher
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Tue 22 Apr 14

ElderP says...

West Oxon Webwatcher wrote:
What is the tall building to the right of the station building, behind the tree? It looks very much like the grain silo that has now been demolished.
No. That is one of the stair / lift towers for the new bridge over the tracks. Look out of the windows in the 3rd picture.
[quote][p][bold]West Oxon Webwatcher[/bold] wrote: What is the tall building to the right of the station building, behind the tree? It looks very much like the grain silo that has now been demolished.[/p][/quote]No. That is one of the stair / lift towers for the new bridge over the tracks. Look out of the windows in the 3rd picture. ElderP
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Tue 22 Apr 14

ElderP says...

icba1957 wrote:
Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM!
I'm not sure what definition of picture you are using, but they look like pictures to me.
[quote][p][bold]icba1957[/bold] wrote: Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM![/p][/quote]I'm not sure what definition of picture you are using, but they look like pictures to me. ElderP
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

King Joke says...

This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier?
This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier? King Joke
  • Score: 8

2:48pm Tue 22 Apr 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

King Joke wrote:
This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier?
Does'nt look like its that popular either? the station is deserted - is rail replacement bus services running?
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier?[/p][/quote]Does'nt look like its that popular either? the station is deserted - is rail replacement bus services running? yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 7

2:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

King Joke says...

yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
King Joke wrote:
This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier?
Does'nt look like its that popular either? the station is deserted - is rail replacement bus services running?
Too right - for about a year this will be a terminal station, unloading a least a four-car train's worth of people at a time. Have the barriers, platforms, footbridges and circulation spaces been designed with this demand in mind?
[quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: This doesn't look like any station I recognise. Where is the jam of cars dropping off passengers at the bus stops instead of the short stay car park? Where are the numerous coffee and croissant bars blocking the entrance and obscuring the view of the departure board? Where is the long queue of people juggling suitcases, children, dogs, cups of coffee etc, being made to fish out tickets for the barrier?[/p][/quote]Does'nt look like its that popular either? the station is deserted - is rail replacement bus services running?[/p][/quote]Too right - for about a year this will be a terminal station, unloading a least a four-car train's worth of people at a time. Have the barriers, platforms, footbridges and circulation spaces been designed with this demand in mind? King Joke
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Vocman says...

This building looks about as bad as the Redbridge Park and Ride monstrosity.
Let's hope they at least manage to clean the toilets in this one.
This building looks about as bad as the Redbridge Park and Ride monstrosity. Let's hope they at least manage to clean the toilets in this one. Vocman
  • Score: 5

9:05pm Tue 22 Apr 14

oxchris says...

I do hope it doesn't obscure any views of Oxford's dreaming spires.
I do hope it doesn't obscure any views of Oxford's dreaming spires. oxchris
  • Score: -3

9:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Myron Blatz says...

If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Greate
r Leys.
If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Greate r Leys. Myron Blatz
  • Score: 0

10:12pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Dreaming Spires says...

Hm. An innocent bat could give itself a nasty injury if it flew into that sharp-edged roofline. Better delay the project for another three years while we look into it.
Hm. An innocent bat could give itself a nasty injury if it flew into that sharp-edged roofline. Better delay the project for another three years while we look into it. Dreaming Spires
  • Score: 1

7:28am Wed 23 Apr 14

King Joke says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Great
e
r Leys.
If a road is unable to accommodate a vehicle every four minutes then there is something seriously wrong. I'd suggest it's the dozens of vehicles in between that are contributing more to 'clogging' than the buses.

You're right about France and railway stations. We've got some corkers here like York, Newcastle, Man Picc and Nottingham, but in general ours are pretty dreary.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Great e r Leys.[/p][/quote]If a road is unable to accommodate a vehicle every four minutes then there is something seriously wrong. I'd suggest it's the dozens of vehicles in between that are contributing more to 'clogging' than the buses. You're right about France and railway stations. We've got some corkers here like York, Newcastle, Man Picc and Nottingham, but in general ours are pretty dreary. King Joke
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

King Joke wrote:
Myron Blatz wrote:
If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Great

e
r Leys.
If a road is unable to accommodate a vehicle every four minutes then there is something seriously wrong. I'd suggest it's the dozens of vehicles in between that are contributing more to 'clogging' than the buses.

You're right about France and railway stations. We've got some corkers here like York, Newcastle, Man Picc and Nottingham, but in general ours are pretty dreary.
Myron has a bit of an issue with anywhere in Oxford that has a better bus service than Littlmore. Although much of Littlemore is inside the ringroad and but a short distance to either a No3 or No1/No5/No12/No10 service.

Wemyss Bay is probably one of the most beautiful railway stations.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: If you all want architectural style, panache or vision, then go to France - or if you want something which looks like a proper, old fashioned railway terminus, go look at the Said (not said) Business School building, next to Oxford's current station. All we need now is for buses every four minutes to clog-up the overcrowded roads, going to the leafy rural sub-blurbs of Barton Park and Blackbird-****-Great e r Leys.[/p][/quote]If a road is unable to accommodate a vehicle every four minutes then there is something seriously wrong. I'd suggest it's the dozens of vehicles in between that are contributing more to 'clogging' than the buses. You're right about France and railway stations. We've got some corkers here like York, Newcastle, Man Picc and Nottingham, but in general ours are pretty dreary.[/p][/quote]Myron has a bit of an issue with anywhere in Oxford that has a better bus service than Littlmore. Although much of Littlemore is inside the ringroad and but a short distance to either a No3 or No1/No5/No12/No10 service. Wemyss Bay is probably one of the most beautiful railway stations. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -6

1:05pm Wed 23 Apr 14

King Joke says...

Maybe if Littlemore were more than 1/20th the size of BBL it would get a better bus service! I hear similar complaints about Sandford-on-Thames.

I rarely get that far north but I'll have to check out Wemyss one of these days, and take a boat trip as well.
Maybe if Littlemore were more than 1/20th the size of BBL it would get a better bus service! I hear similar complaints about Sandford-on-Thames. I rarely get that far north but I'll have to check out Wemyss one of these days, and take a boat trip as well. King Joke
  • Score: 1

9:34am Thu 24 Apr 14

Headington Jim says...

Looks like a glorified bus shelter.
Looks like a glorified bus shelter. Headington Jim
  • Score: 1

9:36am Thu 24 Apr 14

King Joke says...

Yeah Lisboa Oriente it ain't!
Yeah Lisboa Oriente it ain't! King Joke
  • Score: 0

1:44am Fri 25 Apr 14

RicPou says...

icba1957 wrote:
Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM!
I think this is the journos standard expression. Here Artist = Computer plus mouse plus operator. Computer Impression maybe, Still it looks neat enough!
[quote][p][bold]icba1957[/bold] wrote: Not sure an "artist's impression" is technically a "picture", but I guess accuracy doesn't usually trouble the OM![/p][/quote]I think this is the journos standard expression. Here Artist = Computer plus mouse plus operator. Computer Impression maybe, Still it looks neat enough! RicPou
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

oxchris wrote:
I do hope it doesn't obscure any views of Oxford's dreaming spires.
Oh no i hear the Campaign for protection of Rural england and the green party in the distance!
[quote][p][bold]oxchris[/bold] wrote: I do hope it doesn't obscure any views of Oxford's dreaming spires.[/p][/quote]Oh no i hear the Campaign for protection of Rural england and the green party in the distance! yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -1

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