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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 27 Nov 2023 to 30 Nov 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

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


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

As a result the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:53 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will call additionally at Didcot Parkway. It will then divert between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill (via Swindon and Cheltenham Spa, not calling at either). Rail connections available from Didcot Parkway to Oxford. A rail replacement bus service will run between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Parkway.

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

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

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.