Work has begun on several improvement projects to facilities at Banbury Station.

The station's operator, Chiltern Railways, said the projects include building new male, female and accessible toilets and a refurbishment of the cafe.

A new Costa Coffee retail unit will be created in partnership with Caterleisure later this year, and the station will also undergo a full internal repaint in early 2025.

Chiltern Railways is also creating new colleague accommodation on the west side of the station to provide facilities for train drivers located at Banbury Depot.

Construction may, however, cause some disruption to customers over the coming year, including closures to certain areas of the west side car park.

Giles Conway, area manager for Oxfordshire at Chiltern Railways, said: "Banbury is a key commuter and leisure hub on the Chiltern Railways network and we are delighted to announce investment plans to improve the station’s customer facilities in the coming year.

"We are working alongside Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Caterleisure and community partners to make the station a warm and welcoming environment for rail users.

“These projects form part of a wider masterplan which will improve customer facilities at Banbury and better connect the station with key businesses and attractions in the town centre.”

A wider improvement plan for Banbury Station includes Oxfordshire County Council creating a new access and public transport route from Tramway Road to the station.