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Steeple Claydon Train Station Looking More Possible

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Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:54am 21st July 2015.

A new train station for Steeple Claydon is looking more possible and it would be paid for by HS2.

That's according to a new report commissioned by the County Council.

The idea for a stop on the East West Rail line at the village has been around since 2012.

It's argued HS2 should pay towards it because a construction depot for the high-speed line will be just up the road.

The new report says around 60,000 journeys could be made from a station there every year, connecting to London, Oxford and Milton Keynes.

The report says a station would reduce the local road impact of construction workers and provide improved transport links and economic benefits for local communities.

The county council and other groups have petitioned HS2 Ltd and the Select Committee hearing the HS2 Bill, to provide the station. The county council and EWR consortium partners have secured 'passive provision' for the station. This means that Network Rail have safeguarded its potential provision on a site off Queen Catherine Road.

The next steps are to firm up local support and persuade the government that HS2 Limited should pay towards the £5million cost to build it.

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