OXFORDSHIRE Waits to see what the ORCS will bring

KEITH FENDER REPORTS ON A NEW STUDY THAT COULD HERALD FRESH INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTY

Set to become an island: GWR’s No 800022 at Oxford on 12 June 2019 with the 14.21 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street service. A new platform face would be built on the right under the CP6 plans. KEITH FENDER

A multi-partner study is underway to evaluate how the rail network in Oxfordshire can support economic growth. The Oxfordshire Rail Corridor Study (ORCS), which began in February, is backed up with £600,000 of funding from local and national government (the Department for Transport) plus East West Rail. All the train operators currently serving Oxford (Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and Great Western Railway) are participating in the study.

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