WATCH: Impressive six-month time lapse of HS2 railway works


Network Rail has published a time lapse video of upgrades to Banbury train depot in Oxfordshire. 

Impressive six-month time lapse of HS2 railway works in Banbury.
Credit: Network Rail
by Rory ButlerFebruary 1, 2023

The footage captures six months of new lines being built as part of a £9.4 million scheme. 

The depot expansion precedes the realignment of 2 km of railway between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to allow HS2 tracks to pass under.   

Access to Chiltern Railways’ Aylesbury depot will be limited during that time – hence the Banbury upgrade.   

Banbury works 

  • Four new railway sidings  
  • Four new signals 
  • 950 m of new track  
  • 870 m of new walkways 


  • HS2 
  • Department for Transport (DfT) 
  • Chiltern Railways  

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