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Reopening of the line between Didcot and Oxford

Normal timetable services have resumed following the reopening of the railway line between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

Network Rail has completed repairs to Nuneham Viaduct, near Abingdon, and direct services are now operating between North Cotswolds, Oxford, London and the South Coast.

We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your patience and understanding while these emergency repairs have been carried out.

Please check your latest journey times at

Journeys delayed

If your journey was affected by the closure of the line you may be able to claim compensation via our Delay Repay scheme. Please visit

We will be contacting season-ticket holders directly regarding compensation arrangements.

Why was the line closed?

The line was closed on Monday 3 April after significant structural movements in the viaduct were detected. Engineers have since worked round-the-clock to replace the south bank abutment, which was built as part of the original viaduct in 1856.

Engineers will remain on site for up to 12 weeks to monitor, carry out finishing works and clear the construction site, working outside of train operating hours.

Summer engineering work

Between Saturday 29 July and Sunday 6 August, buses will replace trains on all routes serving Oxford while Network Rail upgrades track and signalling in readiness for future services to and from Milton Keynes. For more information visit

Holders of car parking passes specific to Oxford or Radley stations can continue to use Didcot Parkway station car park until 6 August.