The railway line between Leamington Spa and Banbury reopens on 13 March
Following a landslip in January, the railway line between Leamington and Banbury will reopen on 13 March and CrossCountry services to and from the Thames Valley and the South Coast will run to the normal timetable.
Until then a rapid bus service is operating, linking trains terminating/starting at Banbury and Leamington Spa.
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The combination of primeval and modern features makes Oxford
stand out in character. Alongside the historic backdrop of the
city, it has a modern touch with great nightlife, bars, restaurants
and shopping. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day to explore
and discover new artefacts or a family day out, Oxford has
something for everyone.
There are plenty of direct trains to Oxford available daily from
all over the UK. Cheap train tickets to Oxford are available if you
book in advance. Oxford has one main train station;
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If you know that you are travelling to Oxford ahead of time you
have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket because you
can plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book cheap train
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which
train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train
Ticket app, subject to availability.
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A strikingly scenic city with plenty to keep you intrigued, it's
no surprise that trains to Oxford have increased in popularity.
With a modern atmosphere and historic backdrop, Oxford has the best
of both worlds. Here are a few places that we think are definitely
worth a visit;
Several of the Harry Potter films included scenes filmed in
Oxford, why not visit Christ Church and see the famous staircase
and landing, used in two of the films. Or head over to New College
and Bodleian Library, to recreate the magic for yourself.
Explore Oxford by river by hopping on the Alice in Wonderland cruise. Follow the route
taken by Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell almost 150 years ago,
where the book Alice in Wonderland was created. Advance booking of
the cruise is recommended
Unlock the secrets of Oxford's English heritage and discover
what life was like in prison in the 18th century. Located in the
heart of the city, Oxford Castle was restored as a Royal Castle
long before the time of the Normans. Visitors can climb the castle
and enjoy the panoramic views from the castle top. Oxford Castle
hosts a number of different events throughout the year and has
great facilities such as its own accommodation for visitors who are
passing through for a short break and is equipped with shops and
restaurants. For a great day out soldier on to see this amazing
piece of Oxford's ancestry. Oxford Castle is a five minute walk
from Oxford train station.
Away from the usual bustling daily life, the Botanic Garden
consists of 70,000 species of plant life which delicately makes up
the enchanting landscape. The gardens are beautifully arranged with
an explicit range of plants, bright flowers and blissful
surroundings. There is also an on-site garden shop where you can
find everything you need to start your own cultivation. The Botanic
Garden is a short bus ride from Oxford train station.
Known as one of the oldest universities in the English speaking
world, Oxford University dates as far back as 1096. The University
has a great reputation for high achievement and is known as one of
the most established and recognised Universities in the academic
sector. As the institution is split widely amongst different
colleges across Oxford, it might be an idea to slip on your comfy
shoes for a stroll through the centre of the city. The beautiful
architecture of both the ancient and modern colleges is definitely
worth seeing. Oxford University is a ten minute walk from Oxford
Founded in 1884, the Pitt Rivers Museum displays artefacts from
across the world. The museum often hosts a range of different
events and exhibitions throughout the year which include live
bands, paintings and displays of foreign artefacts. The museum is a
great knowledge hub for everyone and a great place for all the
family to discover the ancient treasures from around the globe.
You can reach the museum by taking a 15 minute bus ride from
Oxford train station.
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