Ascott-under-Wychwood railway station

Coordinates: 51°52′01″N 1°33′50″W / 51.867°N 1.564°W / 51.867; -1.564
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National Rail
View towards Oxford after works to redouble the track
General information
LocationAscott-under-Wychwood, West Oxfordshire
Grid referenceSP301188
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Other information
Station codeAUW
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened4 June 1853
Original companyOxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
4 June 1853Station opened as Ascott
1 February 1880Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood
24 May 1965Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood Halt
5 May 1969Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood
2018/19Decrease 2,638
2019/20Increase 3,036
2020/21Decrease 638
2021/22Increase 1,162
2022/23Increase 1,628
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Ascott-under-Wychwood railway station is a railway station serving the village of Ascott-under-Wychwood in Oxfordshire, England. It is on the Cotswold Line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Great Western Railway.

West of the station is a level crossing, controlled by Ascott-under-Wychwood Signal Box, which also oversees the adjacent end of the double-tracked section of the Cotswold Line. Under proposals to extend the doubling of the route, the signal box was to be removed but budgetary constraints on resignalling led to that proposal being revised.

Ascott-under-Wychwood Signal Box


Opened by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, it became part of the West Midland Railway and then was absorbed by the Great Western Railway. The station then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The Reshaping of British Railways report proposed the closure of Ascott-under-Wychwood station,[1] but the recommendation was not implemented.

When British Rail introduced Sectorisation in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Rail. It was then managed by Thames Trains, but after a short period with First Great Western Link, it is now managed by Great Western Railway.


Currently there is only one peak-hour train per day in each direction Mondays–Fridays including most bank holidays, and no regular Saturday or Sunday service. A limited Saturday service operates in the weeks running up to Christmas.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shipton   Great Western Railway
Cotswold Line
Mondays-Fridays only


  1. ^ Keenor, Garry. "The Reshaping of British Railways – Part 1: Report". The Railways Archive. Retrieved 25 September 2010.

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51°52′01″N 1°33′50″W / 51.867°N 1.564°W / 51.867; -1.564