Ascott-under-Wychwood railway station

Ascott-under-Wychwood National Rail

View towards Oxford, prior to redoubling works in 2011
Place Ascott-under-Wychwood
Local authority West Oxfordshire
Grid reference SP301188
Station code AUW
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 1,658
2011/12 Increase 2,702
2012/13 Decrease 2,484
2013/14 Increase 2,856
2014/15 Increase 4,026
Key dates Opened 4 June 1853 (4 June 1853)
Original company Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
4 June 1853 Station opened as Ascott
1 February 1880 Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood
24 May 1965 Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood Halt
5 May 1969 Name changed to Ascott-Under-Wychwood
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ascott-under-Wychwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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, and no regular Saturday or Sunday service. A limited Saturday service operates in the weeks running up to Christmas.

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

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