Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Banbury / Hanborough and Oxford on Sunday 4 March

Start date
04/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Newcastle / Sheffield / Derby / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Reading / Bournemouth / Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford / Oxford and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Banbury / Hanborough and Oxford, closing all lines.


Buses replace trains between Banbury and Oxford, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Great Western Railway

Trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be re-timed to run a few minutes earlier or later than usual.

Trains between Worcester / Hereford and Oxford will be replaced by buses between Hanborough and Oxford. A reduced service will run between Worcester / Hereford and Hanborough.

Some trains from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington will be extended to start at Worcester Shrub Hill or Hereford in order to maintain the availability of through trains. This will apply in both directions.

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You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.