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 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Start date
28/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford

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
Chiltern RailwaysCrossCountryGreat Western Railway

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.


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

Great Western Railway

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.

A minibus shuttle service will run between Charlbury railway stations and Charlbury village.

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).

Local trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will operate to revised timings.

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.