Train commuters and motorists face delays coming into Oxford

Herald Series: Train commuters and motorists face delays coming into Oxford Train commuters and motorists face delays coming into Oxford

THERE are delays of up to 20 minutes on trains to Oxford this morning.

The First Great Western service from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford has been disrupted due to signalling problems.

The issue came from signalling equipment at Pershore.

Tickets are being accepted on London Midland and Virgin Trains services.

Meanwhile, traffic on the A40 is very heavy this morning and has been for two hours, with commuters and public transport experiencing delays.

Large queues are forming eastbound in Cassington between Eynsham Roundabout and Wolvercote Roundabout.

Traffic is also slow westbound on the Northern Bypass in Oxford from Marston to Cutteslowe Roundabout.

Stagecoach Oxford buses will be delayed, in particular the 11, 18, S1 and S2 services that use the A40.

There are no reports of any accidents or breakdowns on the road.

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9:22am Tue 4 Mar 14

bart-on simpson says...

The Ukrainian's fault, not Mr Putin's, surely.
The Ukrainian's fault, not Mr Putin's, surely. bart-on simpson
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11:38am Tue 4 Mar 14

roboxfordshire says...

You'd think in this day and age someone would be able to sort out a solution to signalling problems.
You'd think in this day and age someone would be able to sort out a solution to signalling problems. roboxfordshire
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12:24pm Tue 4 Mar 14

the wizard says...

AS I remember Cameron said when he was made the Witney MP that he would do something about the ever increasing queues on the A40, well true to his word he has done something, the same as all his pre desessors, absolutely nothing.

OCC still hoping if they ignore it long enough then it will go away on its own.
Perhaps a day of action was needed where all the regular long suffering commuters actually come into the city centre and grid lock all the roads. It wouldn't be that difficult, Woodstock Rd, Banbury Rd, Cowley Rd, Abingdon Rd, Botley Rd, Iffley Rd, Marston Rd, Headington Hill, The Oxpens, Donnigton Bridge, High St., St Giles. Something like a 4 hour protest to get national attention. It may just bring home the point of just how racked off people really are at the lack of action for many years by OCC. Things need to happen, and sitting on the fence like OCC do is not acceptable.
AS I remember Cameron said when he was made the Witney MP that he would do something about the ever increasing queues on the A40, well true to his word he has done something, the same as all his pre desessors, absolutely nothing. OCC still hoping if they ignore it long enough then it will go away on its own. Perhaps a day of action was needed where all the regular long suffering commuters actually come into the city centre and grid lock all the roads. It wouldn't be that difficult, Woodstock Rd, Banbury Rd, Cowley Rd, Abingdon Rd, Botley Rd, Iffley Rd, Marston Rd, Headington Hill, The Oxpens, Donnigton Bridge, High St., St Giles. Something like a 4 hour protest to get national attention. It may just bring home the point of just how racked off people really are at the lack of action for many years by OCC. Things need to happen, and sitting on the fence like OCC do is not acceptable. the wizard
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Red Robbo 2 says...

Yet another transport story written by a journalist who knows nothing about railways and simply does a copy and paste job from another site.... So tickets are accepted by London Midland and Virgin are they? Now that would make for an interesting, if long way to get to Oxford bearing in mind neither company serves the city!
Yet another transport story written by a journalist who knows nothing about railways and simply does a copy and paste job from another site.... So tickets are accepted by London Midland and Virgin are they? Now that would make for an interesting, if long way to get to Oxford bearing in mind neither company serves the city! Red Robbo 2
  • Score: 4

4:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

baldynoseaside says...

Robbo

It doesn't actually say that these tickets are anything to do with Oxford.....you are just surmising that. It simply says that tickets are being accepted by Thames Trains etc..just as they are no doubt being accepted by indian railways, eurostrar, SNCF and the Uncle Tom Cobbley Leisure railway and cash bar.....

why does everything always have to refer to Oxford? its very oxford-centric. There is a world out there you know...
Robbo It doesn't actually say that these tickets are anything to do with Oxford.....you are just surmising that. It simply says that tickets are being accepted by Thames Trains etc..just as they are no doubt being accepted by indian railways, eurostrar, SNCF and the Uncle Tom Cobbley Leisure railway and cash bar..... why does everything always have to refer to Oxford? its very oxford-centric. There is a world out there you know... baldynoseaside
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