Banbury upgrade | Chiltern Railways

Banbury upgrade

Network Rail is upgrading the rail infrastructure around Banbury.

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To complete this work we will have a nine day closure on the Birmingham to London line from Saturday 30 July until we re-open on Monday 8 August.

Staying informed:

How will your journey be affected?

Car parking information

Heartland stations, peak timetables

Find out about the evening and peak train times for heartland stations during the Banbury improvement work.

 

Journey information 

Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 July 2016

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Trains will run between:

  • London Marylebone and Bicester North
  • London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway via Bicester Village
  • Solihull and Birmingham Moor Street

Rail replacement coaches will run between:

  • Bicester North – Warwick Parkway – Solihull.
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Leamington Spa – Warwick – Warwick Parkway – Dorridge – Solihull.
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Stratford Upon Avon.
  • Leamington Spa – Warwick – Stratford Upon Avon Parkway – Stratford Upon Avon.

A minibus shuttle will serve :

  • Bicester North – Kings Sutton – Banbury
  • Warwick Parkway – Hatton – Lapworth – Dorridge – Solihull.

Download Timetable 30 July

Download Timetable 31 July

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Monday 01 to Friday 05 August 2016

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Trains will run between:

  • London Marylebone and Bicester North
  • London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway via Bicester Village
  • Leamington Spa and stations to Birmingham, Kidderminster and Stratford Upon Avon

Rail replacement services will run between :

  • Bicester Village – Warwick Parkway (non-stop; morning and evening peaks only).
  • Bicester Village – Banbury – Leamington Spa.
  • Bicester Village – Banbury – Stratford Upon Avon.

A minibus shuttle will serve:

  • Bicester Village – Kings Sutton – Banbury.

Download Timetable 1 to 4 August

Download Timetable 5 August

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Saturday 06 August 2016

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Trains will run between :

  • London Marylebone and Bicester North
  • London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway via Bicester Village
  • Leamington Spa and stations to Birmingham, Kidderminster and Stratford Upon Avon

Rail replacement services will run between :

  • Bicester North – Leamington Spa
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Leamington Spa.
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Stratford Upon Avon.

A minibus shuttle will serve:

  • Bicester North – Kings Sutton – Banbury.

Download Timetable 6 August

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Sunday 07 August 2016

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Trains will run between:

  • London Marylebone and Bicester North
  • London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway via Bicester Village
  • Solihull and Birmingham Moor Street

Rail replacement coaches will run between:

  • Warwick Parkway –  Dorridge – Solihull.
  • Bicester North –  Warwick Parkway – Solihull.
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Leamington Spa – Warwick – Warwick Parkway – Solihull
  • Bicester North – Banbury – Stratford Upon Avon.
  • Leamington Spa – Warwick – Stratford Upon Avon Parkway – Stratford Upon Avon.

A minibus shuttle will serve :

  • Bicester North – Kings Sutton – Banbury
  • Warwick Parkway – Hatton – Lapworth – Dorridge – Solihull.

Download Timetable 7 August

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Why is this work taking place?

Infographic illustrating Banbury upgrade work

This upgrade will replace very old signalling equipment with modern LED signals.

As well as putting in a new, more reliable track layout, this will help keep Chiltern Railways trains some of the most punctual and reliable in the UK.

This work also builds the track infrastructure to link up a new depot at Banbury, which we plan to open in 2017.

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