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New Oxford Service

A pair of Chiltern Railway services at London Marylebone, ready to go to Birmingham Snow Hill A pair of Chiltern Railway services at London Marylebone, ready to go to Birmingham Snow Hill. Left, an eight-car multiple unit with 168217 in the lead, right is a locomotive-hauled set powered by 680101. By Geof Sheppard (own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Chiltern Railways officially began its new route between Oxford Parkway and London/ Marylebone. Trains operate twice hourly and take 55 minutes for the journey. This is a big deal mainly for local residents, for whom the Oxford Parkway station offers the area’s best “park and ride” option. Visitors from the U.S. will have to wait until next spring when necessary improvements will allow trains to serve Oxford’s main station. See more

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