Oxford To London Link Officially Opens

12 December 2016, 06:06 | Updated: 12 December 2016, 06:20

The first commuter services on the £320m rail link connecting Oxford City Centre and London have started this morning.

Chiltern Railways will operate two trains per hour between Oxford and London Marylebone, with journey times from around 60 minutes.

Rail bosses claim the service will give passengers ``real choice and flexibility'' as Great Western Railway already runs trains between the cities, using London Paddington.

Annual season tickets between Oxford and London will cost £4,920 from January 2 following the annual price increase.

More than 850,000 journeys are expected to be taken to or from Oxford station on the new Chiltern Railways services each year.