Rail users have been warned of ‘significant disruptions’ due to engineering work.

People who use Bicester North and Banbury train stations will face disruptions because of the work which is taking place on the Euston – Birmingham New Street route.

Chiltern Railways has said it will be operating an amended timetable on today (June 18) and tomorrow (June 19).

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The rail operator has also said it will put on an enhanced service between between Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street, with specially lengthened trains.

Due to the over-length trains, local services serving Kings Sutton, Hatton and Lapworth will be replaced by buses as follows:

  • Bicester North - Kings Sutton – Banbury
  • Warwick Parkway - Hatton - Lapworth – Dorridge

Chiltern Railways will be running a further-amended timetable on this date, in conjunction with the Harry Styles concert at Wembley.

Further to this, it is likely that speed restrictions will be imposed on various parts of the Chiltern Railways network by Network Rail because of the hot weather.

This will mean that train journeys will take much longer than usual and there are likely to be delays, cancellations and late notice changes to the timetable.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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