Cotswold Line closures announced
The Cotswold Line Promotion Group's AGM heard details from Network Rail of when the line will be closed for further redoubling work.
Next year, the line between Moreton and Oxford is expected to be closed from May 28th 2011 to June 5th. In addition, the last two trains on midweek nights, in each direction, are likely to be replaced by buses between December 13th and May 20th.
There will be a single-day closure on Sunday June 27th this year. There are more extensive closures west of Charlbury throughout the period.
The double track through Charlbury will be ready on June 6th 2011, when First Great Western intends to start an enhanced service with more trains from Oxford to Moreton. A full revised timetable will take effect in September once redoubling further west is complete.
(Information taken with thanks from the unofficial FGW discussion board which contains full details.)