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 from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 August

Start date
24/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

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

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Charlbury and Honeybourne overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result:

  • The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will additionally call at Didcot Parkway for customers to disembark only. This train will then be diverted to run on an alternative route, arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill at the usual time. This train will not call at stations via Oxford. A rail connection from Didcot Parkway to Oxford will allow customers to access a replacement bus 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. A fast replacement bus will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, connecting with the train to London. A second replacement bus will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford, calling at all stations (no connections towards London will be available for this bus).
  • The 22:50 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.