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 25 October

Start date
25/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Guildford / Reading and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

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

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, with a mixture of direct and stopping buses running.

The 09:21 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington will run additionally, running non stop between Worcester Shrub Hill and Swindon, then will call at Didcot Parkway and Reading.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.