THERE will be major disruption on the trains between Oxford and London Paddington this weekend.

From 8am Saturday and all day on Sunday no trains will run between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington, meaning those wanting to travel from Oxford to the capital will have to take a different route.

Replacement buses will run between Didcot and Reading until 2pm Saturday and during other times will run between Didcot and Maidenhead.

The closure of the line will allow work to be carried out to improve the tracks so Great Western Railway's new high speed trains can start running next year.

Chiltern Railways has announced it will put on more than 11,500 additional seats between Oxford and London Marylebone during the work, as that line will not be affected.

Some trains from Oxford and Oxford Parkway will run on an amended timetable, but most will not be affected.

Customers are advised to check before travelling.

It comes after rail passengers were subject to engineering works between Oxford and Didcot in July which shut the line through to Banbury for nine days.

Both Crosscountry and Great Western Railway trains were affected by the works and Chiltern Railways also added more carriages at peak times on that occasion to help alleviate any disruption.

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