Issue nr. 243
Thursday, February 9
th 2023

This issue has an increased amount of local news and pictures. We do have also some other news such as a new date for Botley Road.

Richard Sharman explains what is happening with some Oxford services and there is news of the next Oxfordshire Bus Enthusiasts meeting.

As always we have Readers Write and much about changes at Ensign and some background plus the latest list.

A visit to the east of England by Michael Penn and lots of memories from Grahame Wareham and Gary Seamarks. 

BOTLEY ROAD - New date announced for key Oxford closure

Network Rail and Oxfordshire County Council have announced when Botley Road will close for £161m rail station improvements.

Last year it was announced that the road would be closed at the rail bridge for a year from January 9 so contractors could get to work on rerouting utility cables in advance of building a new western entrance for the station, and replacing the Botley Road rail bridge.

But the year-long closure plan was scrapped and the rail authority, the council and the Department for Transport held talks to come up with a new timetable.