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Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace late night trains Oxford and Worcestershire Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 December  

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Engineering work details

Starts 11 Dec 2023 to 14 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Worcestershire Parkway / Worcestershire Shrub Hill / Hereford


Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing some lines. ​​​​​​​

  • The 21:53 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will call additionally at Didcot Parkway. It will then divert between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill (via Swindon and Cheltenham, not calling). There will be a rail connection from Didcot Parkway to Oxford, for road transport from Oxford to Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.

  • The 22:51 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service will terminate at Oxford. A rail replacement bus service will run between Oxford and Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcestershire Parkway.

  • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill (and restart at Oxford). A rail replacement bus service will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford to connect with the train. A second bus will run between Worcester Shrub Hill to stations to Evesham and Oxford.

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.