Radley railway station

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Radley National Rail
FirstGreatWestern @ Radley.JPG
A First Great Western train at Radley
Location
Place Radley
Local authority Vale of White Horse
Grid reference SU526988
Operations
Station code RAD
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 98,856
2012/13 Increase 114,766
2013/14 Increase 118,868
2014/15 Increase 138,896
2015/16 Increase 145,904
History
Key dates Opened 8 September 1873 (8 September 1873)
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Radley railway station /ˈrædli/[1] serves the villages of Radley and Lower Radley, and the town of Abingdon, both in Oxfordshire, England.

Connected with Abingdon by footpath and cycleway. The London bound platform does not have a ramp as the bridge has steps.

History[edit]

The station was built primarily for the boys of Radley College.[citation needed] It was formerly a junction station for a now-dismantled branch to the adjacent town of Abingdon. Opened in 1873[2] 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.[3]

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%.[4]

Services[edit]

There are 23 trains per weekday to London Paddington and 27 to Oxford, with the off-peak service being hourly.[5] In December 2009, service frequency was increased to half-hourly at peak times.[3] Certain northbound trains are extended beyond Oxford to Banbury.

On Sundays, there is also an hourly service in operation each way from mid-morning.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Culham   Great Western Railway
Commuter Services
Cherwell Valley Line
  Oxford
Disused railways
Abingdon Road Halt   Great Western Railway
Cherwell Valley Line
  Abingdon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, p. 665, ISBN 9781405881180 
  2. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 15. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237. 
  3. ^ a b Walker, Chris (16 September 2009). "Station gains extra services". Didcot Herald. Oxford: Newsquest (Oxfordshire) Ltd: 7. ISSN 0962-8568. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Office of the Rail Regulator data: see infobox at head of article.
  5. ^ Table 116 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Coordinates: 51°41′10″N 1°14′24″W / 51.686°N 1.240°W / 51.686; -1.240