An Oxford Metro?

30 January 2017

An article today in The Oxford Mail raises the possibility of creating an integrated transport system for Oxford and the surrounding area, starting with a ‘Swift Rail’ line. This line would connect Kidlington to Oxford and extend to Cowley using the existing branch line. A further extension could go to Abingdon and through to Didcot.

The proposal is being put forward by Nicholas Falk of URBED, with whom Oxford Civic Society has been collaborating for several years. The Society promotes the concept of integrating transport, employment and housing in an overall plan for the County and welcomes these proposals and the discussion that we hope will follow.

For background reading we suggest the article Trams for Oxford – the Oxford Metro published here and the article “Swift Rail and Growing Cities” by Nicholas Falk and Reg Harman.

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