The very first timetable
The very first timetable, June 1844
Courtesy of the Great Western Trust

All along the line

Saturday 15th June - all day

  • The Flying Scotsman will leave Didcot at about 8:40am and pass along the line to Oxford, hauling a railtour bound for Worcester
  • Broadcaster and train enthusiast Tim Dunn will be travelling the line with Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great-great-great grandson Jim Noble, and broadcasting live along the way

GWR Combined ticket offer

You will be able to buy a special combined ticket allowing travel by train to all the stations along the Didcot to Oxford railway line, so you can hop on and hop off wherever you like and enjoy the celebrations at any or all of the stations. This ticket will also allow entry to the Didcot Railway Centre and unlimited bus travel between Oxford and Didcot on Oxford Bus Company services for the day.

Photography Competition

In conjunction with the celebrations marking the coming of the railway to Oxford there is a photography competition which is open to all. Find more details under the 'OTHER EVENTS' menu tab.


A 'pop-up' exhibition of information banners illustrating the history of the line will be touring the area prior to the anniversary weekend. Find more details under the 'OTHER EVENTS' menu tab.

Further information

Contact us for more information, or to find out how you can get involved.

Read about the special combined ticket.

Learn more about the history of the Didcot to Oxford railway here.