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 Didcot Parkway and Moreton-in-Marsh / Banbury on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

Start date
21/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Didcot Parkway and Oxford / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Ascott-under-Wychwood / Heyford, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Banbury, calling at Oxford.

Great Western Railway:

A reduced service of one train an hour will run between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford.

Buses will replace trains as below:

  • between Didcot Parkway and Oxford (direct, taking approximately 30 minutes)
  • between Didcot Parkway and Oxford (calling at Radley)
  • between Didcot Parkway and Moreton-in-Marsh (direct, taking approximately 75 minutes)
  • between Oxford and Kings Sutton / Banbury
  • between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh (some direct services and some will make limited stops)


Customers travelling to / from Oxford may use Chiltern Railway between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway and the Park & Ride bus to / from Oxford. 

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 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.