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 Oxford and Banbury / Hanborough on Sunday 22 April

Start date
22/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Reading / Guildford and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Radley and Heyford, and also between Oxford and Hanborough.


CrossCountry services will not run between Oxford and Banbury. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with services.

Great Western Railway:

Services running between London Paddington and Oxford will be retimed to arrive at Oxford slightly later than usual.

Services between London Paddington and Worcester stations, Great Malvern and Hereford will not run between Oxford and Hanborough. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with trains.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.