Major transport disruption in Oxford due to flooding

Commuters are facing disruption on trains, buses and the roads this morning due to the flooding.

First Great Western is reporting major disruptions to the Paddington to Oxford service.

Delays are stretching from the line at Banbury through Oxford, Radley, along to Didcot Parkway.

Elsewhere fire crews are now filling sandbags at Redbridge Park & Ride for residents in need.

The following bus diversions are also in place due to flooding.

Route 2 is unable to serve Mill Street or Evans Lane in Kidlington. Routes 2/2A are running via High Street, The Moors and Banbury Road instead.

Route 16 is avoiding Abingdon Road and Donnington Bridge and instead running via Iffley Road.

Route 31/31 is also diverted via Iffley Road.

As previously reported, the Seacourt park and ride has been suspended for the day.

And motorists are reporting long traffic delays in the city centre. Oxfordshire County Council is advising drivers to obey all "road closed" signs and to drive slowly through any flood water.

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10:13am Tue 27 Nov 12

WitneyGreen says...

Journey time from Witney to Oxford is approx 2 hours this morning so I expect the S1 and S2 services back out of Oxford will be severely delayed.
Journey time from Witney to Oxford is approx 2 hours this morning so I expect the S1 and S2 services back out of Oxford will be severely delayed. WitneyGreen
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10:30am Tue 27 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

And if Botley Road gets closed as well (water is rising there) as Abingdon road, expect gridlock like we had back in 2007, nightmare
And if Botley Road gets closed as well (water is rising there) as Abingdon road, expect gridlock like we had back in 2007, nightmare Pavinder Msvarensy
  • Score: -105

11:12am Tue 27 Nov 12

davyboy says...

people should really have stayed home, if they could. i realise this is not always possible, but if you don't need to go out, please don't. how many of those car journeys were or are not necessary today?
people should really have stayed home, if they could. i realise this is not always possible, but if you don't need to go out, please don't. how many of those car journeys were or are not necessary today? davyboy
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11:15am Tue 27 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

Hey OM mail,,, are the tramps under the bridge OK!
Hey OM mail,,, are the tramps under the bridge OK! Darkforbid
  • Score: 1

11:25am Tue 27 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

I think they've gone for a nice swim, Darkforbid
I think they've gone for a nice swim, Darkforbid Pavinder Msvarensy
  • Score: -118

12:55pm Tue 27 Nov 12

bart-on simpson says...

Most boring road in Oxford... so needs some excitement.

And the Thornhill P+R £3 charge is not starting till next Monday, 3rd Dec
Most boring road in Oxford... so needs some excitement. And the Thornhill P+R £3 charge is not starting till next Monday, 3rd Dec bart-on simpson
  • Score: -3

12:55pm Tue 27 Nov 12

bart-on simpson says...

Most boring road in Oxford... so needs some excitement.

And the Thornhill P+R £3 charge is not starting till next Monday, 3rd Dec
Most boring road in Oxford... so needs some excitement. And the Thornhill P+R £3 charge is not starting till next Monday, 3rd Dec bart-on simpson
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

Look at that -1 already!
Look at that -1 already! Darkforbid
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