TRAINS between Bicester and London will be cancelled this weekend because of engineering.

All services between Marylebone and Birmingham – including those stopping in Oxfordshire – are off on both Saturday and Sunday.

This is because of engineering works in the Haddenham and Thame area which will close the line.

Read also: BBC in court after naming teenage Oxford murder suspects

Chiltern Railways has warned that other journey times may be longer than usual and passengers may have to change trains or travel with other train operators to get to their destination.

It also warned that, as a result, a reduced timetable will operate on all Chiltern Railways routes.

Passengers travelling between Marylebone, Bicester Village, Oxford, Banbury and Birmingham should travel via Aylesbury Vale Parkway and get a rail replacement bus service to Bicester to continue their journey.

The work is part of 'Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan', Chiltern said.

Read also: Thieves 'took a poo' at nursery before stealing toys

Customers are advised to: 

• Allow extra time for their journey,

• Travel during off-peak hours where possible,

• Book tickets via the website or Chiltern App and use contactless payments wherever possible,

• Check their journey before travelling as most journeys will be affected,

• Keep a safe distance from passengers and staff in the station and onboard trains,

• Regularly wash their hands before and after their journey.

Customers are reminded that face coverings must be worn on public transport and in stations if passengers are under the age of 11 or not exempt for medical reasons.