Oxford upgrade | Chiltern Railways

Oxford upgrade

Chiltern Railways services running as normal - 22 - 30 July 2017

As part of the railway upgrade plan, Network Rail will be carrying out work between Didcot, Oxford and Banbury in July and the line will be closed for 9 days from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July. Chiltern Railways is operating a train service for the duration of the works and is unaffected by the line closure.   The works will affect trains services operated by CrossCountry and Great Western Railway only.

 

Advice for passengers:

If you normally travel with Chiltern Railways, don’t worry, trains are still running but our services are likely to be much busier than usual.

If you travel between London - Bicester North and intermediate stations to Birmingham:

There will be some minor changes during the morning and evening peak  and you may find that some services have fewer carriages than usual.

If you travel between Oxford and London including stations on the Oxford line such as Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village or you commute in and out of Oxford on the Chiltern line:

Most trains between London and Oxford will have more carriages than usual. We also expect services to be much busier than usual.

If you travel between London and stations from Saunderton to Haddenham and Thame Parkway:

Some trains have been retimed and will have different calling patterns.  Please check before travelling if you are travelling between the times of 1730-1930. Some trains will have a different number of carriages and some might be much busier than usual especially trains to/from Oxford.   

If you travel between High Wycombe – London and stations in between:

Some trains have been retimed and will have different calling patterns.  Please check before travelling if you are travelling between the times of 1730-1930. Some trains will have a different number of carriages and some might be much busier than usual especially trains to/from Oxford.   

Ticket acceptance

During the 9 day line closure Chiltern Railways will accept all CrossCountry and Great Western Railway tickets via any reasonable route except those which are for travel on CrossCountry or GWR trains only (such as Advance Tickets).

Dates to remember are:

22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 July

Please find the attached maps to use a guide for services during the block and click on the link below to view our revised timetables:

https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/tickets-and-times/changes

 

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