WORK to renew track and upgrade signals between Oxford rail station and Wolvercote is well under way.

Nearly all services in and out of the station have been suspended since the weekend and the situation will remain the same until Sunday, July 22.

There will, however, be a limited direct service to London Paddington between July 16 and July 20.

Great Western Railway has been providing replacement buses for passengers to Banbury, Didcot Parkway and Hanborough as workers continue to work on the track around the station.

Bernard O’Neill, 72, a senior procurement manager for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said his daily commute from Bracknell in Berkshire has been thrown into chaos.

He said: “This is having a drastic effect on my journey to and from work - there’s no way I can make my 9am meetings and I am having to do some of work from home.

“At the end of the day I have to get the replacement bus to Didcot Parkway.”

GWR staff have been handing out free bottles of water to passengers queuing for replacement buses.

Network Rail senior programme manager Rob Mashford earlier thanked passengers for their patience.

Trains from Oxford will be suspended on July 28 and 29.