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Richard Fairhurst
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« on: January 05, 2018, 11:24:19 am »

From a West Oxfordshire District Council press release:

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Councillors are to examine backing plans to significantly improve Hanborough railway station.

A proposal to put £10,000 towards the installation of a modular station building will be considered by West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 January.

The proposal, subject to final costs, is for a new ticket office, waiting room and toilet. Operator Great Western Railway is also looking to house a small retail outlet in the building.

Cllr Jeff Haine, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Economy, said: “In the last 10 years, passenger numbers at Hanborough have more than trebled and clearly there is a need for the station to be developed to meet that demand.

“The proposed investment in this infrastructure will improve passengers’ experience as well as easing congestion on our roads.”

The modular building was previously used at Abbey Wood station on the North Kent line but it became redundant with the opening of a new Crossrail station.

It has now been acquired by Great Western Railway for use at Hanborough in a project which will cost an estimated £250,000.

The work is being seen as the first phase in the development of Hanborough with future developments set to include additional car and cycle parking, signalling and track improvements.

Annual passenger numbers using Hanborough have spiralled  from 76,580 in 2006-07 to 238,580 in 2016-17 with numbers expected to increase in future despite a recent fall due to the opening of the new Oxford Parkway station.

New Intercity Express Trains were introduced on the North Cotswold Line this month with further services coming later this year.

The Abbey Wood station appears to be pictured here: http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/11561521.Abbey_Wood_makes_way_for_Crossrail_as_temporary_station_opens/ .

The single biggest thing Hanborough station needs now is a safe cycle route from the east - the A4095 is absolutely lethal, and Woodstock and Bladon have a population of 4,000 (with many more to come at the new Pye development) within very easy cycling distance. Additional cycle parking is all very well but it's not much use if it's too dangerous to get there.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:28:44 am »

Much needed facilities to help the station continue to grow.
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To view my cab run over the new Reading Viaduct as well as a relief line cab ride at Reading just after Platforms 12-15 opened and my 'before and after' video comparison of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/1
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:33:44 am »

The CLPG has also contributed to this scheme
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:56:04 am »

The single biggest thing Hanborough station needs now is a safe cycle route from the east - the A4095 is absolutely lethal, and Woodstock and Bladon have a population of 4,000 (with many more to come at the new Pye development) within very easy cycling distance. Additional cycle parking is all very well but it's not much use if it's too dangerous to get there.

Totally agree about the need for a safe - and cycle friendly - cycle route but the route from the west also needs looking at. Recently another side road has appeared in Hanborough cutting across the existing cycle track, and many motorists seem to view it as a place to park their cars. The only time I've seen a cyclist knocked off their bike was in Hanborough when a motorist pulled out of their driveway, across the shared cycle track/pavement and into a cyclist. And the bottle neck by the bridge needs addressing too - when cycling to the station, I will try and get on the road before the bridge and then use hand signals to turn into the station.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:56:46 am »

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Thank you - I was just coming to the conclusion I couldn't delete!
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