Tackley (TAC)

Type: National Rail (Cherwell Valley Line)
Station code: TAC
Opened: 1931
Platforms: 2
Tackley in Oxfordshire is on the Cherwell Valley Line between Heyford and Oxford. The station was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1931 and is nowadays managed by the modern successor of the same name.

Tackley has no footbridge or subway, to get between platforms (and also cross the railway line) a foot crossing is provided and manually operated gates. As non-stopping trains can pass through the station at high speed people crossing always need to be pretty alert. Approaching trains sound their horns but anyone crossing has only a few seconds before the train passes through.

A fatality in 2009 prompted Network Rail to review the arrangements at Tackley. Warning signs have been improved and fences reduced in height to improve visibility though as yet the pedestrian crossing remains in place.

Most trains that stop at Tackley are GWR services between Banbury and Oxford though a few services also go straight through to Paddington. One Chiltern Railways service for Banbury a day also stops at the station.
GWR 165 123 on a Banbury bound service

Facilities on Banbury platform

Shelter on Oxford platform

Foot crossing

Cross Country Voyager powers through