Once done with a little bit of shopping, it’s time to head back to Oxford by Chiltern Railways. Trains from Bicester Village to Oxford depart every 30 minutes during the day, on the same line and frequency as for London Marylebone.
Heading back on the path to the Bicester Village Railway Station.
Heading through the linkway through the station car park.
Back in the station.
As I had just missed the train, it’s time to spend a bit of time in the classy waiting hall.
The train departure information can be found on iPads in the waiting hall, with the next train for Oxford departing in 21 minutes.
Can’t believe such a spelling mistake could be committed in England.
Maps of Villages throughout the world.
Alternative travel information can also be found on the iPads.
As I am with my Off-Peak Day Return ticket from Oxford, I was happily waiting for my train since it would have costed me a nett £1.10 only.
Heading into the platform through the ticket gates.
On the London Marylebone-bound platform.
Crossing over to the other platform to head to Oxford.
The view of Bicester Village Railway Station towards London Marylebone.
The view of Bicester Village Railway Station towards Oxford.
Heading down to the Oxford-bound platform.
The unsheltered length of the Oxford-bound platform.
The station sign of Bicester Village.
Trains are usually made up of 4 cars, despite the platform being able to cater for longer trains.
The Bicester Village Railway Station exit for Bicester Village Shopping Complex is further than the 4-car train length.
And here comes my 13:21 Chiltern Railways service to Oxford arriving on time.
2 Chiltern Railways Class 168/3 2-car sets formed this 4-car service to Oxford.
The new Chiltern Railways logo found on the side of the British Rail Class 168.
Boarding the train to Oxford. Push the button to open doors.
The interior of Chiltern Railways’ Class 168/3.
Taking a table seat.
Power sockets are available below the windows.
The view of Chiltern Railways’ Class 168/3 from my seat.
The tables are quite slim, allowing for easy seat access.
The table can be extended for more practical purposes if needed.
Making a brief stop at Oxford Parkway.
A GWR Class 800 IET stabling at the sidings after Oxford.
A Class 165/1 Networker Turbo at the sidings after Oxford turning back to form the Didcot Parkway service.
A stray pair of tracks and turntable (?) below the main line.
Entering Oxford Railway Station.
The quiet section of Chiltern Railways’ Class 168/3.
The new Chiltern Railways route map found in the Class 168/3.
Heading to the station exit.
Looking back at my train along with a Class 168/0 forming the next departure to London Marylebone.
Exiting the station.
As I was travelling with the train, I could have topped up a little bit for the Oxford PlusBus ticket at the time of my booking which gives unlimited bus travel around Oxford city on all bus services run by Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Thames Travel and Arriva. However, as the city was quite small, I didn’t have much use for the bus anyway, so I didn’t buy it.
Heading out of the station.
Overall, another quick and easy journey with Chiltern Railways.