Banbury's Tramway Road expansion plans on display

Oxfordshire County Council's ambitious, multi-million pound improvements to the Tramway and Station Approach roads are now on display in Banbury town hall.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:45 pm
Tramway and Hightown could be traffic light controlled

Conceptual drawings of the improvements, which include an additional roundabout at the Tramway Road/Station Approach junction, a light signal controlled junction at the Tramway Road/Hightown Road end and a bus and taxi only route to the train station entrance, will be on display until 8pm this evening (Thursday, January 16)

In addition members of the project team are on hand to offer more detailed information or hear concerns over the plans. The plans will remain online during a consultation process until February 9 at www.consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Tom Hayward, project manager, said: "We're trying to improve the the journey times for the buses to get to the station and the connectivity between train and bus within the town.

Tramway and Station Approach would have a roundabout

"Bus services from the southeast are currently going through the town centre through what are pretty congested junctions to get to the station. What we're trying to do is open up access from Tramway into the back of the station."

Traffic will also be able to access the train station car park and Banbury United Football Club from the Tramway Road.

Part of the land needed for the project is currently privately owned but if acquisition of that land can go ahead then construction has been pencilled in for 2022 with the new road way taking between six to nine months to construct at a cost of just under £3 million.