165 035 & 221 120, Banbury North, 29th July 2016
For many years, Banbury North's Signal BN4, the down starter from Platform 1, had dominated the north end of the station, but this was its last day in operation, to be swept away together with all the old signalling and the two signal boxes during the blockade commencing the following day. Also going, as part of the new track layout, is the remaining north bay, here occupied by Chiltern 165 035, stabled between duties. This platform was not normally used for any passenger departures or arrivals in recent years. CrossCountry 221 120 is departing from Platform 2 with 1M38, the 09:45 from Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly, running four minutes late. 12:02, Friday 29th July 2016. Digital Image No. IGMP20237.
From July 2016