Radley railway station
A First Great Western train at Radley
|Local authority||Vale of White Horse|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 8 September 1873|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
Connected with Abingdon by footpath and cycleway. The London bound platform does not have a ramp as the bridge has steps.
The station was built primarily for the boys of Radley College. It was formerly a junction station for a now-dismantled branch to the adjacent town of Abingdon. Opened in 1873 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.
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%.
There are 23 trains per weekday to London Paddington and 27 to Oxford, with the off-peak service being hourly. In December 2009, service frequency was increased to half-hourly at peak times. Certain northbound trains are extended beyond Oxford to Banbury.
On Sundays, there is also an hourly service in operation each way from mid-morning.
|Railways around Oxford|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Culham||Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
|Abingdon Road Halt||Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
- Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, p. 665, ISBN 9781405881180
- Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 15. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237.
- Walker, Chris (16 September 2009). "Station gains extra services". Didcot Herald. Oxford: Newsquest (Oxfordshire) Ltd: 7. ISSN 0962-8568. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- Office of the Rail Regulator data: see infobox at head of article.
- Table 116 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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