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Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway

Buses replace trains between Leamington Spa and Bicester Village / Didcot Parkway from Saturday 27 to Wednesday 31 July 

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Engineering work details

Starts 27 Jul 2024 to 31 Jul 2024

Route(s) affected

Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth and between Newcastle and Reading

Great Western Railway between Banbury and Oxford / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leamington Spa and Bicester North, closing all lines.

Chiltern Railways:

Buses will replace trains between Leamington Spa and Bicester Village (connecting out of Oxford services).

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Leamington Spa and Didcot Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday and Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford (fast).

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford and Radley, also Appleford and Culham every two hours.

  • Oxford and Banbury via Tackley, Heyford and Kings Sutton.

Monday to Wednesday:

Buses will replace trains between Oxford and Banbury via Tackley, Heyford and Kings Sutton.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Chiltern Railways or Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.