London Road level crossing

Langford residents suffering ongoing delays and problems at the London Road level crossing may wonder what is being planned to address this, especially in view of the increased number of passenger and freight trains that will eventually run when the East West Rail link to Bedford and beyond becomes operational.

A road bridge is planned to replace the level crossing on the ring road at Charbridge Lane, but the London Road crossing is more challenging. A report published in January 2017 by Network Rail for Oxfordshire County Council, titled “Development of Identified Options for London Road Level Crossing, Bicester – Key Findings”, outlines the problems involved and the options available. Two potential underpass options are being considered, with cost estimates varying between £61 million and £65million, and a bridge option is also under consideration at a cost of up to £44 million. A copy of this 3-page report can be downloaded from the OCC website.

2 thoughts on “London Road level crossing

  1. Bicester TAG tried to get answers to this 2 years ago. I think it will remain permanently closed in the end as the two options are 2 expensive

  2. Why do Bicester residents have to stand in the rain waiting for trains to pass when rail passengers can sit in comfort?
    No shelters on any side of the tracks!!!!
    Young mums with prams. Mobility scooters. Disgraceful.

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