Following the reopening of the line between Oxford, Bicester and London, barrier down times on the London Road level crossing have been causing delays for residents in Bicester. This is expected to get worse as work begins on the East-West rail line between Bicester and Bedford. Signalling projections suggest the barrier at the crossing will be down for over 45 minutes in the hour once the line is fully operational.
Victoria is working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), Cherwell District Council (CDC) and elected representatives to resolve the issue.
20 March 2019 - Network Rail agree to proposed signal enhancements in the vicinity of the crossing, before further East West Rail services begin operation.
5 March 2019 - Victoria and elected Councillors meet Rail Minister, Andrew Jones, to discuss funding. Positive discussions took place and the group await an update.