COTSWOLD Line commuters will be able to find out about progress on the £67m project to reinstate double track this week.

Staff from Network Rail and First Great Western will be on hand to talk to passengers at Hanborough and Charlbury stations from 6am to 9am tomorrow and on Tuesday respectively.

They will visit Kingham station at the same times on Monday, April 4.

The line will be closed between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire from Saturday, May 28, until Sunday, June 5, for the commissioning of four miles of double track between Charlbury and Ascott-under-Wychwood, with the first trains due to use it on Monday, June 6.

Buses will replace trains during the closure.

Construction of new platforms at Charlbury and Ascott-under-Wychwood stations for trains using the new track is under way.

David Northey, the Network Rail manager leading the project, said: “We’re on track to finish the job this summer, meaning better journeys for everyone who uses the route.

The western section of the line, in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, will be closed for two weeks in August.