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.

Amended service at Oxford from Saturday 14 until Sunday 22 July

Start date
14/07/2018  00:00
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford (and late Sunday night services to Birmingham)

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Banbury / Oxford / Worcester

 
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Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Didcot Parkway and Ascott-under-Wychwood /  Heyford closing some lines. During the weekend, no trains will be able to run to or from Oxford.

Chiltern Railways

Trains will not run between Oxford Parkway and Oxford. Customers can use the Oxford Park & Ride route 500 bus.

Also, after 23:00 on Sunday night, services between London Marylebone and Birmingham will run between London Marylebone and Bicester North only. Buses will replace affected services between Bicester North, Banbury and Birmingham Snow Hill.

CrossCountry

Weekend Services

On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Banbury.

Midweek Services

During the week, buses will replace trains between Oxford and Banbury.

Great Western Railway

Weekend Services

London Paddington to Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford: Trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, and between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford. Buses will run between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury: These trains are replaced by buses.

London Paddington - Oxford: These trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway only, a fast bus service will run between Didcot Parkway and Oxford. Alternatively you can use Chiltern Railways services between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway (then use the Park & Ride bus to/from Oxford).

Midweek Services

Until 22:35 each night, a limited service of one train per hour will run between London Paddington and Oxford.

Replacement bus services will run between:

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford
  • Didcot Parkway and Hanborough
  • Oxford and Banbury
  • Oxford and Kingham (limited service)

To assist customers travelling between Worcester and London, the following trains will be amended:

  • 06:30 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington will start from Hereford, calling at all stations to Worcester Shrub Hill, then at Cheltenham Spa.
  • 17:42 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa will be extended to run to Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 18:37 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa will be extended to Worcester Shrub Hill, then calling at all stations to Hereford.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

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 seehere.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering workand why it is necessary.