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Last updated:Today at 20:37
Train companies affected:CrossCountry, LNER, Lumo, TransPennine Express

Amended late night / early morning services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 04 Dec 2023 to 08 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury


Engineering work is taking place overnight on 1 out of 2 tracks between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:14 London Paddington to Oxford service will arrive Oxford a few minutes later than normal.

  • The 23:47 Didcot Parkway to Oxford service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:03 Banbury to Reading service will terminate at Oxford. A rail replacement bus service will run between Oxford and Radley, Didcot Parkway and all stations to Reading.

  • The 00:11 and 00:57 Didcot Parkway to Oxford services will be replaced by buses throughout.

  • The 00:31 London Paddington to Oxford service will arrive Oxford a few minutes later than normal.

  • The 03:55 Oxford to Reading service will depart earlier at 03:46. Normal timings departing Didcot Parkway and beyond.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.