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Written by Stephan Helbig - 25 Nov 2005
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Location notes
Oxford station, on the Great Western main line from London to Birmingham. The station is about 5min walk from Oxford city centre.
Railway type and traffic
Mainly units such as Voyagers, and Diesel - Networkers, Turbostars and sometimes a few steam trains on special occasions.

Various freight trains, predomanantley 66 hauled.
Oxford station is not accessible without a ticket, but you can use the road behind the back entrance of it. It is a dead end road, leads further on over a little water channel bridge to a student's housing area. The environment is not very busy, sometimes a few students come along and you can walk along the fence of the railway line leading into Oxford station. Shops and restaurants can be found about 5-10min in the centre of Oxford.
Road directions
Best follow Oxford ring road to the West of City, take A420 (Botley Rd, towards city centre) follow signs to rail station.

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Oxford Station map co-ordinates
Parking is difficult as most spaces are for residents. Better arrive by train or bus (Oxford bus station is also only 5-10min away).
Public transport
Apart from train services, Oxford is served by a every 10min bus service from/to London and National Express in various directions. Follow signs to trains station. Pass the station main forecourt area on main road to go under railway bridge, a youth hostel is the next building on the right. Follow that street further on.

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Oxford city centre is about 5-10min walk.
There is a YHA hostel is on the same road, but not inexpensive. A backpacker's hostel is in the city centre about 10min walk.
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Oxford Station

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Oxford Station general view map
Oxford Station close up map

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Oxford Station

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Photographic notes
First the drawback: You have to be quite tall as there is a fence. But you can take photos through the fence perhaps or stand on the sideway which is a bit higher. Steps may also help.
You can see trains entering and leaving Oxford station or passing it in both directions. A bit further down the road is a turning point for local trains waiting for the next shift.

General views - All photographs © Stephan Helbig unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

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