Public Meeting Wednesday 19th November Launton and Bicester

Residents from Launton and Bicester will have the opportunity to give their views on how railway crossing safety can be improved in their area by attending a public consultation event on Wednesday 19 November.

As part of the East West Rail project, Network Rail is undertaking a study looking at how to make the planned reinstated railway between Bletchley and Bicester safe for everyone to use.

The study covers public road and footpath crossings as well as private farm crossings in the area. The crossings being considered are those along the railway between Launton and Bicester.

Charles Hurst, Network Rail’s project manager for East West Rail, said: “Safety on and around the railway is a top priority for us. The East West Rail project will open up many new journey opportunities, but we want to make sure that the reinstated sections of railway are safe for everyone to use, which is why we are undertaking this study.

“So far, we have discussed our initial proposals with the local authority, landowners and ramblers, but we are keen to hear the wider community’s views. This event gives us the chance to share our initial plans with residents and invite them to give us the benefit of their local knowledge and experience.”

Details of the public consultation event are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 19 November
Time: Drop-in anytime between 5.00 and 8.00pm
Location: Launton Sports and Social Club, Bicester Road, Bicester, OX26 5DP