Aerial image of a rail freight terminal as imagined by Segro

Oxford freight terminal plans on hold due to road infrastructure concerns

Image: SEGRO

The proposed Strategic Rail Freight Interchange, which would serve a large logistics park on land east of the former Upper Heyford Air Base, between Bicester and Banbury, north of Oxford, has been put on hold while the promoters, Oxfordshire Railfreight Limited, review the larger project. According to them, concerns raised over the extent of additional road infrastructure have led to a reappraisal of the plans. That may be interpreted as a significant level of objection raised in the initial consultation process.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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