This year we have started to deliver more seats, new trains and faster journeys to thousands of customers across our network.
New Intercity Express Trains, plus electrification of the route through to Didcot Parkway are delivering improvements that our customers want to see.
We know that there are still plenty of improvements to make, and by 2019 we expect to see greater improvements to our service, including services through Oxford.
This July, Network Rail is remodelling the track to the north of Oxford and through the station itself. This will allow trains to run faster and more effectively through Oxford, reducing congestion and speeding up journey times.
How will my journey be affected
The table below shows a summary of which routes will be open during the work:
Changes to trains
Information in journey planners is still being updated by Network Rail. Please take care when planning journeys during this time and remember to check again before you travel.
* Bus stops in Oxford City Centre and does not serve the railway station.
The upgrade work will reduce the number of car park spaces we can provide at:
Didcot Parkway - 35 less spaces
Hanborough (weekdays only) - 77 less spaces
Heyford - 9 less spaces
Moreton-in-Marsh - 32 less spaces
Oxford - 327 less spaces
Valid car park permits for these stations (including Radley) may be used at the following Park & Ride facilities:
Redbridge (OX1 4XG) – Bus number 300 stops on George Street, Oxford city centre
Pear Tree (OX2 8JZ) – Bus number 300 stops on George Street, Oxford city centre
Seacourt (OX2 0HP) – Bus number 400 stops in Frideswide Square, Oxford city centre
Water Eaton (OX2 8HA) – Bus number 500 stops next to Oxford station
We use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run our replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of our services, we will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.
Further work between Oxford and Worcester this year
Later this year, Network Rail plans to lengthen platforms at various stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill between Saturday 17 and Sunday 25 November. More work is also planned over the Christmas and New Year period. To find out more go to GWR.com/Cotswolds2018.