PLANS have been drawn up for another platform at Oxford Railway Station.

Oxford City Council's planning committee will meet tonight to discuss ideas to redevelop the station on Park End Street.

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An application to get pre-approval for the plan, which are part of the Oxford Phase 2 Capacity Improvement Scheme, was submitted by Network Rail.  

This would include:

  • A new track including the construction of Platform 5 with a waiting room, toilets, shop/café
  • Sheepwash Bridge on Roger Dudman Way to the north would be altered to allow for a new railway line, replacement road and pedestrian bridge
  • A new western entrance building would be built to allow entry to the station from Botley Road. This would be a single-storey building and include ticket machines, shop or cafe, a subway and lifts to the platforms and an outside forecourt with bicycle parking

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  • Botley Road Bridge would be replaced, and a new bridge span would be installed to carry the extra track to the new Platform 5. A replacement pedestrian bridge would also be provided

This application has been called in by Councillors Cook, Pressel, Clarkson, Upton, Munkonge and Rowley due to concerns about delivering a high public realm and sufficient cycle parking.

It has been recommended for prior approval.

The planning meeting will be held at 6pm at Oxford Town Hall in the Assembly Room today.


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