Work to repair damage caused by flooding at Charlbury station is due to be completed later this month.
The news was revealed by GWR managing Director Mark Hopwood at the CLPG’s annual general meeting on Saturday, May 13. He said that GWR is also planning to repaint the exterior of the historic listed building later this year.
The ‘chalet’ style structure, which opened in 1853, was designed by the pioneering railway engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
The interior of the building suffered extensive damage when a water pipe burst in December last year, flooding the ticket office and saturating the ceiling, walls and floor. Click here for more information.
GWR is replacing the floors in the ticket office, booking hall and waiting room, repairing the ceiling and carrying out electrical work on the lighting and heating. Once this work is completed, these areas will be repainted.
A date has yet to be set for the reopening of the building and the booking office.
The train operator is also in discussions with Network Rail about smartening up parts of the station site that are the responsibility of the rail infrastructure company.
- The picture shows Charlbury station in June 2010, during work to reinstate double track on parts of the Cotswold Line, carried out between 2009 and 2011.