The government plans to spend £199 million to upgrade the Cotswold Line, including dualling of the line between Hanborough and Wolvercote. But the 10 mile stretch of line between Hanborough and Charlbury will remain single track under these proposals, which have been endorsed by Oxfordshire County Council and supported by our MP Robert Courts.
This means that while there will be four trains per hour from Hanborough to London, people using Charlbury and Kingham stations will only have one train per hour, and the smaller stations just one train per day. Dualling this short stretch of line would mean a far better rail service for everyone. If this stretch is left single track, we will see more cars on our roads, as people travel to Hanborough and Oxford Parkway, where they make use of the much more regular service.
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