The designs for a new station at Bicester Town have been released. The plans include two new platforms, an improved station approach with cycle parking and bus stops. Work on the station is expected to be completed by summer 2015.
Rob Brighouse, Managing Director at Chiltern Railways said: "Our brand new station at Bicester Town is part of our innovative project to build a new rail line between Oxford and London Marylebone.
Our investment provides the growing town of Bicester with two stations providing trains to London bringing more opportunities to travel and new transport connections for people in Oxfordshire."**
Chiltern Railways will be running a bus replacement service from 15 February 2014 whilst work goes on to construct the new line between Bicester and Oxford.
The first phase of building work to upgrade Reading station is almost complete. There will be five additional platforms as part of the £900 million project. However there could be further disruption while key work takes place over Easter.
The footage above shows some of the progress so far.
*Police are trying to identify ten men after two men were left badly injured in a fight at Parkstone railway station in Dorset on Saturday. *
Detective Constable Matt Bevan said: “Around 1.30am, two couples were arguing on Platform 2 at the station but members of station staff and passengers stepped in to diffuse the situation.
“As things began to calm down, a group of between five and ten men decided to get involved and a fight broke out, resulting in two of the men that had diffused the situation being knocked unconscious.
“This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on two men who were simply trying to help out in an unrelated matter. It is vital we identify those responsible and we hope the public can help us do so. “If you recognise the men, or have any information about the incident, please get in touch
You can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40