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Oxford Parkway station building completed

Oxford Parkway Image copyright chiltern railways
Image caption The station is due to open in the summer

The structure of the first railway station to be built in Oxford in 80 years has been completed.

Oxford Parkway is located north of the city just off the A34, near Water Eaton park-and-ride, and will serve the new £130m line to London Marylebone.

Work on the station began in October. It opens in September.

Chiltern Railways called it a "hugely attractive modern transport hub" for those "wanting to escape the congestion of Oxford city centre".

Rob Brighouse, managing director, said: "Oxford Parkway will provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for people in Oxfordshire."

The station has been built on the site of the derelict Water Eaton silo, which was demolished in October 2013.

It is the first to be built in Oxford since 1935, and the first new rail link between the two cities for 100 years. The service will run to London Marylebone in less than an hour.

Oxford Parkway will also have a car park with more than 800 spaces, and more than 100 cycle spaces.

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