Islip railway station

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This article is about a railway station in England. For Islip station on Long Island, New York, see Islip (LIRR station).
Islip National Rail
Islip
Location
Place Islip
Local authority Cherwell
Coordinates 51°49′34″N 1°14′17″W / 51.826°N 1.238°W / 51.826; -1.238Coordinates: 51°49′34″N 1°14′17″W / 51.826°N 1.238°W / 51.826; -1.238
Grid reference SP525144
Operations
Station code ISP
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Increase 18,624
2004/05 Increase 18,988
2005/06 Decrease 16,167
2006/07 Increase 17,939
2007/08 Decrease 14,240
2008/09 Increase 16,998
2009/10 Increase 23,722
2010/11 Increase 27,836
2011/12 Increase 29,126
2012/13 Decrease 26,530
History
Original company Buckinghamshire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
1 October 1850 (1850-10-01) Opened
1 January 1968 Closed
13 May 1989 Reopened
15 February 2014 Closed to rail traffic during line upgrade
May 2015 Planned reopening
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Islip from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Islip railway station serves the village of Islip, Oxfordshire, England. Islip is north-east of Oxford. Services run south to Oxford 5 miles (8 km) away and north-east to Bicester Town.

Islip is served by Chiltern Railways using Class 165 Diesel Multiple Units.

History[edit]

A 1902 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Islip

On 1 October 1850 the Buckinghamshire Railway opened Islip station[1] as a double tracked two-platform station with a goods shed.

In December 1968 British Railways withdrew passenger services from the Buckinghamshire Railway between Oxford and Bletchley and closed all intermediate stations including Islip;[2] closure was effective from 1 January 1968.[1]

In 1987 Network SouthEast reintroduced passenger services on the Oxford to Bicester Line and on 13 May 1989 Islip was reopened as a single platform unstaffed halt.[1]

The station closed to rail traffic on 15 February 2014 (the last trains having run late on 14 February) in order to allow upgrade of the line between Oxford and Bicester. Reopening is planned for May 2015.[3][4]

Services[edit]

From December 2008 the service on Mondays to Saturdays was improved with an evening service and a doubling of the service on Saturdays. There are now 11 trains on Mondays to Thursdays, 12 on Fridays and 13 on Saturdays. From May 2009 further improvements saw extra trains during the daytime on Mondays to Fridays and a new all-year round Sunday service, with trains every 90 minutes.

On 22 May 2011, Chiltern Railways took over all passenger operations from this station from the previous operator First Great Western. This is in advance of the new London Marylebone to Oxford service which was due to start in 2013.[5] This has since been amended to 2015.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Oxford Parkway   Chiltern Railways
London Marylebone - Oxford
Bus replacement service in operation.
  Bicester Town
Historical railways
Oxford Road Halt
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Varsity Line
  Oddington Halt
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 128. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "Oxford to Bicester, Banbury and Worcester". First Great Western. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Last train to run on Oxford to Bicester line before revamp". BBC News Oxford. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chiltern Railway". Oxford Mail. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Rail Magazine Issue 664, 23rd February - 8th March 2011, page 25 'Chiltern to take over Bicester-Oxford trains'.

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