With trains serving London, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kidderminster, Banbury railway station sits at one end of the Cherwell Valley Line, which travels as far as Didcot Parkway and takes in Kidlington and Oxford along the way.

Banbury railway station opened in September 1850 and was rebuilt in the late 1950s. Having taken its original name for a second time after a 20-year period where it was known as Banbury General, it now sees well over two million passengers walk through its doors every year. 

Banbury itself is a wonderfully historic place to visit, and is known for its bustling markets, local canals and delicious Banbury Cakes. If you find yourself at Banbury railway station, you may also want to visit some of the local historic buildings, which include the magnificent National Trust estate at Upton House.


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