Update on impact of summer blockade on services

Please find below some further information about the impact of the rail works over the next few weeks on services through Bicester and Oxford Parkway.

The document below details a few minor changes to times of services from Oxford Parkway. The only major change is that the 7:14 from Oxford Parkway will not be running from 1st-5th August 2016.

Islip SX Blackade week 1 August 2016

There is also a 9 day closure on the line between Leamington Spa and Bicester North from 30 July until 7 August 2016.   For more information, please visit www.chilternrailways.co.uk/banbury-upgrade

FWD: Network Rail works summer blockade – 30 July to 14 August 2016

Forwarded message:

Network Rail works summer blockade – 30 July to 14 August 2016

This notification is for information only. These works are unconnected with East West Rail phase 1 works.

As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, they will be carrying out major rail improvement work between Leamington Spa, Banbury, Bicester North, Oxford and Didcot Parkway this summer and lines will be closed for up to 16 days (30 July – 14 August 2016).

During this time Network Rail will be working throughout the Oxford Corridor on a number of projects which may be disruptive to lineside neighbours. However, please be assured, that Network Rail are working hard to minimise noise as much as possible, including limiting the working shift hours, and using techniques and equipment that are quieter than the standard methods we use across the country.

Download this information as a leaflet here.

WHAT WORK IS HAPPENING?

Aristotle Lane

Auger Piling may continue and minor associated works in preparation for the footbridge to demolished, and the new bridge to be lifted in.

  • 3–5 August: Auger Piling and minor associated works (7am-7pm)
  • 3–5 August: Ditch clearance (7am-7pm)

Castle Mill Stream

We continue our piling in preparation for the bridge deck reconstruction as per previous piling works. Please note Network Rail will be using a large crane to lift and install the bridge.

  • 30 July – 3 August: Auger piling (24hr working)
  • 3 – 8 August: Bridge reconstruction throughout (24hr working including track works).

Sheepwash Bridge

During the blockade we will be working on Sheepwash Bridge to upgrade the current track and install a cantilever walkway.

  • 30 July (12.01am) – 1 August (8am): Remove existing track and reinstate (24hr working)
  • 1 – 4 August: Install cantilever walkway – planned day shifts only but may require some 24hr working

Oxford Station

We will be delivering a package of works in preparation for the new Chiltern Railways Oxford to Marylebone service starting on the 12 December 2016.

  • 30 July (11pm) – 1 August (8am): Relay and tamping of the new Platform 1 & 2 track (24hr working)
  • 30 July – 7 August: Auger piling (24hr working)
  • 2 – 7 August: Installation of new platform inc brick laying (24hr working)

Botley Road Bridge

  • 1 – 5 August: Track repairs – maintenance of track fixing will involve drilling the concrete (7am-7pm)

Stone Meadow to Walton Well Bridge

  • 1 – 6 August: Track works inc welding and stressing (7am-7pm)

Sheepwash Bridge and Rewley Road area

  • 1 – 6 August: Track works inc points enhancements (7am-7pm)

Deliveries will be throughout, generally during day times with crane delivery in the early hours on the 2 August, and then being removed from site on the 8 August.

Contact Network Rail

I hope this information is helpful and we apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause.

However, if you have any additional questions or concerns about the work taking place in your area please call our dedicated 24-hour National Helpline on: 03457 11 41 41 or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus

If you’d like regular updates during the blockade, please sign up to our newsletter by emailing Amy Harland at amy.harland@networkrail.co.uk.

FWD: NOTIFICATION OF WORKS ACTIVITY IN ISLIP – 12 July to 12 August 2016

Forwarded message:

Dear Resident and/or Parish Council member

NOTIFICATION OF WORKS ACTIVITY IN ISLIP – 12 July to 12 August 2016

The following is a summary of the proposed activity to the rail corridor in the Islip area.

This information is correct at time of writing. Please feel free to circulate it and encourage others to sign up for email updates (see details at end of email).

Station Approach will be closed at Islip station for a further period of 4 weeks from 12 July to 12 August 2016. The station car park will be closed, and pedestrian access to both platforms will be via the ramp on the other side of the rail corridor.

Works have continued beyond our anticipated finish date as the existing station car park was shown to lack adequate foundations. We have been instructed to undertake this remedial work whilst we are in the area to avoid future disruption to users and the village.

Finalisation of our works has been further delayed by local authority road works being conducted on Bletchingdon Road, and we have been asked to delay our works to complete resurfacing of the Station Approach junction until these are complete.

You have been sent this information as a previous correspondent/subscriber to our email notification service. If you wish to opt out of such notifications, please reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE as the subject. New subscribers can add their name to the mailing list by emailing us with SUBSCRIBE ISLIP as the subject.

Best wishes

Stella

Stella Whyte
Project Community Liaison – East West Rail Phase 1

3 Bessemer Close, Bicester OX26 6QE
email: swhyte@rsk.co.uk

24hr helpline: 0800 9788 233 or

helpdesk@bicestertooxfordcollaboration.com

http://bicestertooxfordcollaboration.com

FWD: NOTIFICATION Installation of noise barrier adjacent to public footpath between Bletchingdon Road and Church Close bridges, Islip (11 July-28 August 2016)

Forwarded message:

Dear Resident

We will be installing the additional length of noise barrier within the rail corridor adjacent to the public footpath running between Bletchingdon Road and Church Close Islip and Dr South’s primary school, primarily during the school holidays in the period 11 July to 28 August 2016.

As access to the railway corridor is required at either end of this footpath, we have applied for temporary closure of this footpath, primarily for health and safety reasons, during these works with pedestrians being diverted past the village war memorial. We will be removing fencing for access and reinstating both this and any footpath damage at the ends of works. The diversion will be signed and the information will also be available on our website.

Best wishes

Stella

Stella Whyte
Project Community Liaison – East West Rail Phase 1

3 Bessemer Close, Bicester OX26 6QE
email: swhyte@rsk.co.uk

24hr helpline: 0800 9788 233 or

helpdesk@bicestertooxfordcollaboration.com

http://bicestertooxfordcollaboration.com

Important update from Chiltern Railways regarding weekend services from Islip station, 14th – 15th May

On Saturday and Sunday nearly every train that calls at Islip will be using Platform 2. Please see schedule below.

Between 0800 & 1950 on each day the line that passes through Platform 1 is subject to an engineering blockade.

Due to only being able to use one line between Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway, the normal ‘base’ timetables are  slightly amended.

Trains at ISLIP

All trains from 00:01 to 23:01 on 14/05/16

Lc  Arr   Dep  Wttid    Origin        Destination   Typ Days  In  Plat

07:18 07:18 1Y05 OXFORDPWY 07:15 MARYLBONE 08:26 WTT SO         2

07:30 07:30 1T06 MARYLBONE 06:25 OXFORDPWY 07:35 WTT SO         1

08:32 08:33 1T11 MARYLBONE 07:35 OXFORDPWY 08:38 VAR SO    DB   2

09:18 09:18 1Y12 OXFORDPWY 09:15 MARYLBONE 10:16 WTT SO         2

09:31 09:32 1T15 MARYLBONE 08:35 OXFORDPWY 09:37 VAR SO         2

10:18 10:18 1Y15 OXFORDPWY 10:15 MARYLBONE 11:18 VAR SO         2

12:18 12:18 1Y26 OXFORDPWY 12:15 MARYLBONE 13:19 VAR SO         2

12:31 12:32 1T27 MARYLBONE 11:35 OXFORDPWY 12:37 VAR SO         2

15:18 15:18 1Y41 OXFORDPWY 15:15 MARYLBONE 16:21 VAR SO         2

15:31 15:32 1T39 MARYLBONE 14:35 OXFORDPWY 15:37 VAR SO         2

18:18 18:18 1Y55 OXFORDPWY 18:15 MARYLBONE 19:16 WTT SO         2

18:31 18:32 1T51 MARYLBONE 17:30 OXFORDPWY 18:37 VAR SO         2

21:18 21:18 1Y71 OXFORDPWY 21:15 MARYLBONE 22:16 WTT SO         2

21:27 21:28 1T63 MARYLBONE 20:35 OXFORDPWY 21:32 WTT SO         1

22:18 22:18 1Y77 OXFORDPWY 22:15 MARYLBONE 23:25 WTT SO         2

Trains at ISLIP

All trains from 00:01 to 23:01 on 15/05/16

Lc  Arr   Dep  Wttid    Origin        Destination   Typ Days  In  Plat

00:05 00:06 1T73 MARYLBONE 23:10 OXFORDPWY 00:10 WTT SO         1

08:43 08:44 1T11 MARYLBONE 07:35 OXFORDPWY 08:49 WTT SUN        1

09:03 09:04 1Y12 OXFORDPWY 09:00 MARYLBONE 10:11 WTT SUN        2

10:32 10:33 1T19 MARYLBONE 09:35 OXFORDPWY 10:37 VAR SUN   DB   2

11:18 11:18 1Y20 OXFORDPWY 11:15 MARYLBONE 12:16 WTT SUN        2

12:32 12:33 1T27 MARYLBONE 11:35 OXFORDPWY 12:37 VAR SUN   DB   2

13:18 13:18 1Y29 OXFORDPWY 13:15 MARYLBONE 14:19 VAR SUN        2

14:32 14:33 1T35 MARYLBONE 13:35 OXFORDPWY 14:37 VAR SUN   DB   2

15:18 15:18 1Y41 OXFORDPWY 15:15 MARYLBONE 16:16 WTT SUN        2

16:32 16:33 1T43 MARYLBONE 15:35 OXFORDPWY 16:37 VAR SUN   DB   2

17:18 17:18 1Y51 OXFORDPWY 17:15 MARYLBONE 18:19 VAR SUN        2

19:18 19:18 1Y61 OXFORDPWY 19:15 MARYLBONE 20:19 VAR SUN        2

20:27 20:28 1T59 MARYLBONE 19:30 OXFORDPWY 20:33 VAR SUN        1

21:18 21:18 1Y71 OXFORDPWY 21:15 MARYLBONE 22:15 WTT SUN        2

22:27 22:28 1T67 MARYLBONE 21:35 OXFORDPWY 22:33 WTT SUN        1