Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury / Moreton-in-Marsh on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July

Start date
07/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Newcastle / Sheffield / Derby / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Reading / Bournemouth / Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford / Oxford and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Ascott-under-Wychwood / Banbury, closing all lines.


Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury, extending journey time by up to 25 minutes.

Great Western Railway

A revised timetable will operate at Oxford, with some trains arriving / departing a few minutes later / earlier than normal.

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh. A reduced service will run between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester / Hereford.

Buses will also replace trains between Oxford and Banbury, calling at all stations.

Customers travelling direct between London Paddington and Oxford may use Chiltern Railways trains between London Marylebone and Oxford.

Check before you travel:

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

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


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.