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Gallery 15 - Oxford Parkway Opens

Sunday 25th October 2015

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1. The first ticket issued at High Wycombe booking office for Oxford Parkway.
2. Work in progress on extending platform 2 at High Wycombe.
3. 168001 arrives at High Wycombe forming the first public service to Oxford Parkway.
4. Rounding the new chord at Bicester.
5,6,8. 168001 at Oxford Parkway.
7. Looks like a recent engine change on this coach.
9. Looking towards Oxford and temporary buffer stops.
10-12. Oxford parkway station.
13,14,16. Bicester Village station.
15. 168001 heads off towards London, crossing London Road crossing.
17. Sign at Bicester Village exit which is completely separate from the London Road exit.
18. Wire mesh fallow eer at Bicester Village.
19. Main entrance to Bicester Village station. Much work still to be completed.
20. View from the level crossing towards Bletchley. This is the East-West Rail route.
21. View towards Bicester Village station.
22,23. 168110 and 168218 traverse the crossing as they slow for Bicester Village.
24,25. The complete station name can only be seen from right underneath because of this daft canopy which doesn't
even provide adequate cover between the staircase and lift on the left and the station building on the right.
26. 168218 and 168110 return.
27,28. Departing High Wycombe.
29. Second trip - 68014 arrives at High Wycombe with a 6-car silver set.
30,32. 68014 at Oxford parkway.
31. DVT 82309 on the London end.
32,33. 68014 propells its train out of High Wycombe. 165019 and 165007 wait at platform 1 with a stopping service to Marylebone.

Photos © 2015 Richard Porter

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