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Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcestershire Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October 

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Engineering work details

Starts 30 Sep 2024 to 03 Oct 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

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


Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines on Monday to Thursday evenings.

As a result:

  • The 21:53 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will call additionally at Didcot Parkway, and then divert via Swindon / Cheltenham Spa (not calling). For stations between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill via Oxford, change at Didcot Parkway for alternative trains to Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

  • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service will run between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill and between Oxford and London Paddington only. Two replacement buses will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, one will run direct (connecting with the train), and the other will call at all stations (no rail connections towards London from this bus).

  • The 22:51 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service will terminate at Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcestershire Parkway.

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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.