* We now have an updated version of this story now the walkway has reopened confirming a man has been arrested in connection with this incident. You can find that here. *

The pedestrian walkway near Oxford railway station has now reopened after a driver got their car stuck halfway through.

A BMW car has been attempted to be driven down a narrow walkway that is in place for pedestrians while there are ongoing works at the rail bridge.

The £161m scheme to upgrade the city's rail station, which started in April 2023, has meant there has been no vehicle access into and out of the city centre via Botley Road.

READ MORE: Driver gets car STUCK in pedestrian walkway at Botley Road closure

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said: “Crane is on site to remove the car. Hopefully will be open in a couple of hours.

“But the lifts at the station aren’t working so those with mobility needs can’t get to the platforms via the west entrance. Not ok.”

A worker at the site said at around noon it could be at least 30 minutes longer.

The Oxford Mail has approached Networks Rail for comment.