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 late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 February

Start date
25/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines from 22:40 until 05:00, starting on Monday evening and finishing on Wednesday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Skipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.

The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington service will run between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill, and also between Oxford and London Paddington. Replacement buses will run between:

  • Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford only (fast bus for rail connections to London Paddington).
  • Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, calling at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough. Please note there are no rail connections towards London from this bus.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.