Plans to reopen Tramway Road for access to Banbury train station have received strong backing from local Conservative County Councillors.
The comprehensive package of proposals will deliver a new bus and taxi two-way link past the railway station and to and from the town centre, new access to the station’s west car park, including vehicle activated capacity signs, and improvements to cycle and pedestrian access, improving access to the station from south Banbury whilst significantly reducing traffic on Bridge Street.
South Banbury Councillors Eddie Reeves (Banbury Calthorpe Division), Kieron Mallon (Bloxham and Easington Division) and Arash Fatemian (Deddington Division) have longed campaigned for the reopening of Tramway road and helped shape the new scheme.
In a joint statement, the Conservative Councillors said: “It has been a long-held ambition of ours to resume vehicle access to Banbury train station via Tramway road. This new scheme will greatly benefit the residents of south Banbury and the villages to the south of town who use the station by improving access for motorists, pedestrians’, and cyclists alike. It will also alleviate traffic on Bridge Street which is good news for Banbury as a whole.
We are pleased that a recent public consultation also saw residents support these proposals by a ratio of 2 to 1. We have listened to concerns about increased congestion on the Hightown Road and Bankside in particular and are working closely with the Council on appropriate measures to mitigate the impact, and we will continue to discuss options with the local bus operator to prevent the loss of a bus stop outside Morrisons supermarket.”