Radley railway station
A First Great Western train at Radley
|Local authority||Vale of White Horse|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 8 September 1873|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Radley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was built primarily for the boys of Radley College. It was formerly a junction station for a now-dismantled branch to the adjacent town of Abingdon. Opened in 1873 by the Great Western Railway, it replaced the original interchange, Abingdon Junction, opened in 1856. The branch line was extended north to terminate in a bay platform at the new station.
The station was renovated during 2008, with a new footbridge, shelters, a new car park and increased cycle storage.
In recent years passenger traffic at Radley has grown rapidly. In the five years 2005–10 the number of passengers using the station increased by 38%.
The station sees an hourly service per weekday between Didcot Parkway and Oxford. Services operate half hourly throughout peak times. Some northbound trains a day are extended beyond Oxford to Banbury, with services operating to Banbury on a two hourly basis on Saturdays. With the January 2018 timetable change, services between Oxford and London Paddington were cut with these services now terminating and starting at Didcot Parkway; this is to allow Class 387 trains to operate stopping services on the line. On weekdays, there is just one train a day in each direction to and from London Paddington but some services in peak times also run to and from Reading.
|Railways around Oxford|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Oxford||Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
|Abingdon Road Halt||Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
- Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 15. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.
- Walker, Chris (16 September 2009). "Station gains extra services". Didcot Herald. Oxford: Newsquest (Oxfordshire) Ltd: 7. ISSN 0962-8568. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- Office of the Rail Regulator data: see infobox at head of article.
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