Oxford upgrade works 22- 30 July | Chiltern Railways

Oxford upgrade works 22- 30 July

Chiltern Railways services running as normal.

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.

 

From Saturday 22 to Friday 28 and Sunday 30 July the line will be closed between Didcot and Banbury which will affect CrossCountry and Great Western Railways customers

 

If you travel between Oxford and London you can:

  • Board Chiltern Railways services from Oxford to London Marylebone (service as normal)
  • Board Chiltern Railways services from Oxford Parkway* to London Marylebone (service as normal)
  • Board replacement bus services from Oxford to Didcot for Great Western Railway services to London Paddington

 

If you travel between Banbury and London you can:

  • Board Chiltern Railways services from Banbury to London Marylebone (service as normal)
  • Board the replacement bus service between Banbury and Didcot Parkway for Great Western Railway services from Didcot Parkway to London Paddington and for CrossCounrty services to Southampton and Bournemouth

 

If you use CrossCountry or Great Western Railways to travel between Banbury and Oxford you can:

  • Board replacement bus services from Banbury to Oxford station

 

If you travel between Didcot and Banbury you can:

  • Board replacement bus services from Didcot to Banbury

 

On Saturday 29 July a different service will be provided as the line is closed between Didcot and Oxford:

If you normally travel with Chiltern Railways, don’t worry, trains are still running but we do anticipate that our service will be much busier than usual.

 

If you travel between Oxford and London you can:

  • Board Chiltern Railways services from Oxford to London Marylebone (service as normal)
  • Board Chiltern Railways services from Oxford Parkway* to London Marylebone (service as normal)
  • Board replacement bus services from Oxford to Didcot for Great Western Railway services to London Paddington

 

If you use CrossCoutry or Great Western Railways services between Didcot and Oxford you can:

  • Board replacement bus services from Didcot to Oxford

 

*Oxford Parkway station is managed by Chiltern Railways.  The station has over 800 parking spaces with a parking charge of £2 per day; it is ideally placed for those wishing to avoid the city centre and still travel to the capital by train.

 

Bus replacement services pick up and drop off points

  • Banbury Station – Rear entrance/car park of main station building
  • Oxford Station– Front entrance
  • Didcot Station – Beckett Street

 

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.

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