Radley railway station

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Radley National Rail
FirstGreatWestern @ Radley.JPG
A First Great Western train at Radley
Location
Place Radley
Local authority Vale of White Horse
Grid reference SU526988
Operations
Station code RAD
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 114,766
2013/14 Increase 118,868
2014/15 Increase 138,896
2015/16 Increase 145,904
2016/17 Decrease 145,348
History
Key dates Opened 8 September 1873 (8 September 1873)
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Radley railway station serves the villages of Radley and Lower Radley and the town of Abingdon, in Oxfordshire, England.

It is on the Cherwell Valley Line between Reading and Banbury, 58 miles 35 chains (94.0 km) measured from London Paddington.

History

The station was built primarily for the boys of Radley College.[citation needed] It was formerly a junction station for a now-dismantled branch to the adjacent town of Abingdon. Opened in 1873[1] 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.[2]

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%.[3]

Services

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.[4]

Routes

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Oxford   Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
  Culham
Disused railways
Abingdon Road Halt   Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
  Abingdon

References

  1. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 15. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237. 
  2. ^ Walker, Chris (16 September 2009). "Station gains extra services". Didcot Herald. Oxford: Newsquest (Oxfordshire) Ltd: 7. ISSN 0962-8568. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Office of the Rail Regulator data: see infobox at head of article.
  4. ^ https://www.gwr.com/~/media/gwr/pdfs/timetables/2018/amended-may/v3/t08,-d-,web.pdf?la=en

External links

  • Train times and station information for Radley railway station from National Rail

Coordinates: 51°41′10″N 1°14′24″W / 51.686°N 1.240°W / 51.686; -1.240


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