Moreton-in-the-Marsh to Worcester - Railways of the Vale of Evesham

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Railways of the Vale of Evesham
Moreton-in-the-Marsh to Worcester
Of all the lines covered by this site, this is the  one that has survived to the present day as a public utility, although not  without sacrifice. The line was singled from Moreton to Norton Junction in 1971  with Evesham being the only passing point in this section, and many of the  smaller stations that littered the line were closed, although Honeybourne was  re-opened in 1981, but at that point was only a single platform unstaffed  halt.

The line has survived many threats of closure and has  also been the subject of many rumours about re-doubling. However in 2008, it was  agreed that the single-line sections between Evesham and Charlbury would be  re-doubled.  This would leave single-line sections between Evesham and Norton  Junction, and Charlbury and Wolvercote Junction remaining, but is (in my  opinion, anyway) a step in the right direction, and whilst probably not  increasing line capacity by much, will hopefully reduce problems caused by late  running trains.  Work commenced on this during 2009, and was completed during  the middle of 2011.  Proposals have now been made to redouble the section west  of Evesham, although nothing definite has been agreed as of 2020.

I have chosen to refer to the line as the Oxford, Worcester  & Wolverhampton (OW&W) line in the timeline. This is purely a  personal preference and some sources will often refer to the line between Oxford  and Worcester as the Cotswold line.
Worcester to Moreton-in-the-Marsh Googlemap
Blue Markers - Stations open as of 1st January 2020
Red Markers - Closed Stations
Green - Site of forthcoming Worcester(shire) Parkway Station.  
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