STAFF working at Oxford station will be given a makeover from Monday after their new uniforms were unveiled by operators Great Western Railway.

More than 3,800 front line staff will be showing off the new garments both on the station itself and on board services.

The company unveiled the new design, created by London-based Jermyn Street Design, in a rather unusual way when they appeared at the annual Bath in Fashion show at the Bath Assembly Rooms.

GWR managing director Mark Hopwood said: "The launch of these new uniforms is an important step as we seek to bring about a renaissance of rail marked by the biggest investment on the Great Western network in more than a generation.

"This will see new or refurbished trains on every part of the network, resulting in more frequent and faster journeys and an increase in the number of seats.

"These, and a range of further passenger benefits, will keep people moving and communities prospering, helping to drive economic growth across the South West."

Old uniforms are set to be recycled, with as many as 10,000 items of clothing to be either given to prison service textile workshops or converted into diesel fuel.