Ascott-under-Wychwood railway station
View towards Oxford, prior to redoubling works in 2011
|Local authority||West Oxfordshire|
|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 4 June 1853|
|Original company||Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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, 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
- Keenor, Garry. "The Reshaping of British Railways – Part 1: Report". The Railways Archive. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
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