Great Western Railway Status | Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July





Updated at: 17-Apr-2024 09:10:57: AM

Operator:  Great Western Railway

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Routes affected:

21:53 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill

22:00 Hereford to London Paddington

22:51 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:53 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will call additionally at Didcot Parkway. It will then divert between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill (via Swindon and Cheltenham Spa – NOT calling at either). Rail connections available from Didcot Parkway to Oxford (train continues to Banbury). A rail replacement bus service will then run between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.
  • The 22:51 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service will terminate Oxford. A rail replacement bus service will run between Oxford and Worcestershire Parkway, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.
  • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill (and restart Oxford). A rail replacement bus service will run from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford, to connect into the train. A second rail replacement bus service will run from Worcester Shrub Hill to stations to Evesham and Oxford. No rail connection towards London Paddington from this bus.

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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.

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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This page created on: 17-Apr-2024 09:10:57: AM

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