The closure of all railway lines between Oxford and Didcot parkway is expected to continue tomorrow.

Train services between the two stations were suspended today (April 3) due to urgent repairs to a bridge.

The bridge affected is the Nuneham Viaduct over the Thames.

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Engineers are currently surveying the bridge to determine the extent of the damage.

According to Great Western Railway, the extent of the situation will be made clear tomorrow once the engineers have completed their work.

There have been reports on social media that the track could be closed for three weeks.

But a spokesperson for Great Western Railway denied this, suggesting that they were still awaiting the report from the engineers.


The railway company has begun to run rail replacement bus services between Oxford and Didcot for those who had previously booked tickets.

However, these services are limited.

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In a post on its Twitter account earlier today, Great Western Railway said: “Due to urgent repairs to a bridge between Didcot Parkway and Oxford all lines are closed.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or suspended between Didcot Parkway and Oxford.

“All stations between Didcot Parkway and Oxford will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

Great Western Railway has advised all those expecting to travel to between Didcot and Oxford, to check their website for updates.