Oxford Parkway Station 15 December 2014

This is the new Oxford Parkway station under construction, pictured on 15 December 2014. This will be the first new station to be opened in Oxfordshire since 1944 (not 1935 as quoted by Chiltern Railways). It is on the site of the former Second World War grain silo near Water Eaton. It is also the site of the Banbury Road stone terminal, and 59201 can just be glimpsed on the left of the picture, at the head of a stone train from Whatley, that is in the course of being unloaded. Unfortunately this was in a totaaly unphotographable position right up against the road overbridge.