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 24 June

Start date
24/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Guildford / Reading and Birmingham New Street / Derby / Sheffield / Newcastle / Edinburgh

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

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


Replacement buses will operate between Oxford and Banbury, connecting with train services.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will operate between Oxford and Banbury / Hanborough.

An amended train timetable will be in operation between Hanborough and Worcester Shrub Hill / Foregate Street.

The 16:22 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service will be extended to run to Hereford via Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 18:22 and 20:22 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa services will be extended to Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 19:32 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington will start from Hereford, calling at all stations to Worcester Shrub Hill, then Cheltenham Spa.

Trains between Didcot Parkway and Oxford may be retimed by up to 13 minutes, with some services departing earlier than normal.

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.