For the latest information on trains please see below.
Trains to and from Charlbury
Station Message: Alert! The station building and facilities are currently unavailable. Trains continue to call at the station.
Latest news on the booking office closure and the strikes can be found below.
Charlbury station building/booking office:
The station has suffered significant damage after a burst water pipe flooded the building just before Christmas.
Taking into account the presence of asbestos and the difficulties this presents, the repairs and refurbishments are likely to take a number of months (potentially between 6 and 12).
Due to the severity of the damage they are unable to have any power restored at this stage so the automated ticket vending machine will remain out of service until it is safe to have the electrical supply restored.
Unfortunately and frustratingly, the long-standing vacancy for the booking office which had just been filled has now had to be withdrawn and won’t be readvertised until the station is again fit for purpose.
GWR reports that they are genuinely sad to see the station in such a sorry state of decline but will endeavour to make sure it is restored to the high standard it deserves.
Latest on the strike action
Message from GWR on 18th January 2023:
You may have seen in the media, that ASLEF (train drivers) will be taking strike action on Wednesday 1st February and Friday 3rd February. RMT train drivers will also strike on the same days.
As this is train drivers, it is very likely that we will have no service whatsoever on the vast majority of our network on both dates. We are hoping that we might be able to operate a limited service from Reading to Basingstoke, Reading to Oxford and London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. This is not yet confirmed. We will let you know as soon as we have details.
Our dedicated strike page at www.gwr.com/strike will be kept updated including information on refunds and when journey planners will be updated. We will also be issuing traditional media, social media, on board station announcements and posters to ensure customers are aware.
Strike action by the ASLEF union (train drivers) is taking place on Thursday 5th January with strike action by the RMT union continuing tomorrow (Friday 6th) and on Saturday 7th. As before, we will have a very limited service in place and customers are advised to only travel if necessary, and to make alternative arrangements. Journey planners are now up to date and full information including on refunds is available on our dedicated strike page at www.gwr.com/strike.
Services on Sunday 8th will also be affected, with a later start following industrial action the previous day, a reduced level of service through the day and services subject to short notice alterations or cancellations. Customer should check before they travel using www.gwr.com/check.
This weekend also sees Network Rail planned improvement work taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham, which means no trains will run between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway or Bath Spa affecting our services to Bristol and South Wales. More information can be found on our dedicated webpage at www.gwr.com/upgrade.
We expect services to run as normal from Monday 9th January. At the moment, no further strike action has been called by the trade unions; we will be in touch should more dates be announced in the future.