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 Didcot Parkway on Sunday 1 September

Start date
01/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Sheffield / Derby / Birmingham New Street and Reading

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Didcot Parkway, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

As a result of this engineering work, some long distance High Speed Trains will call be extended and call additionally at Worcester Foregate Street, Great Malvern or Hereford.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.