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In 1905, the London and North Western Railway (successor to the Buckinghamshire Railway) constructed three halts on the line between Oxford and Islip; two were Summertown Halt (later Port Meadow Halt) and Wolvercote Halt, whilst the northernmost was Oxford Road Halt, situated just east of Oxford Road Crossing. Two of these halts (including Oxford Road Halt) were opened on 9 Oct 1905; all three closed on 1 Jan 1917, reopened 5 May 1919 and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway finally closed them on 30 Oct 1926.
In 1935 the Oxford Road level crossing was replaced by a bridge to the north-east, which crosses the railway over the site of the former halt. In 1942 a Government grain silo was built next to the site as part of a WWII network to concentrate scarce food and distribute it by rail. It was in operation until the late 1980s.
In Oct 2013 Chiltern Railways had it demolished as part of site preparation for the planned Oxford Parkway railway station and car park.
The new Oxford Parkway Station was officially opened on 26 Oct 2015 by Prime Minister David Cameron, with services running to London Marylebone.
It took until 11 Dec 2016 for services to commence over the final few miles into Oxford.

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Water Eaton Park & Ride - 13 Jun 2014

Water Eaton Park & Ride - 13 Jun 2014

Water Eaton Park & Ride - 13 Jun 2014

Water Eaton - 13 Jun 2014

Water Eaton - 13 Jun 2014

Oxford Road Halt - 13 Jun 2014

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Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 20 Jan 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - 3 Mar 2015

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