Engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, has been appointed by the East West Railway Company to study the infrastructure requirements for an increased train service in and out of Oxford station
WSP will examine the infrastructure require to allow four trains per hour to run to and from Oxford Station, in addition to the two Chiltern trains which currently run into Oxford per hour from London Marylebone.
This supports the East West Railway Company’s plans for new passenger services between Oxford and Cambridge, serving Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bedford and the communities’ in-between for the first time since 1967.
The capacity study undertaken by WSP will recommend ways in which the infrastructure could support these new services. Their recommendations will be made to the East West Railway Company later this year.
Edward O’Loughlin, Head of Rail Strategy and Planning at WSP, commented: “Oxford station is set to become an even more important destination with the launch of new services to Milton Keynes and Cambridge, and we are delighted to be working with the East West Railway Company to define an optimum operational and infrastructure plan for Oxford station to support the reliable introduction of these new services.”