The Flying Scotsman train will pass through Oxford station this weekend


He is expected to pass through the city’s train station on Saturday, as he travels from central London to Worcester and back.

There is no exact time given for the train’s passage through Oxford, but it is estimated that it will arrive in the city between 09:00 and 09:30.

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The train will leave London Paddington at around 7.15am with Steam Locomotive No 60103 Flying Scotsman carrying the Cotswold Venturer as it heads onto the former Great Western Railway (GWR) mainline.

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Other passengers will be picked up at Slough, Reading and Didcot before the journey continues through Oxford, Finstock, Charlbury and Ascott-under-Wychwood.

The train will then pass through Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh, then through Campden Tunnel, Honeybourne Bank to Evesham.

The final destination will be Worcester Shrub Hill, where passengers can explore the city before returning in the late afternoon.

Tour operator The Railway Touring Company described the journey as a “scenic train ride” which will traverse the “beautiful rolling hills of the Cotswolds”.

The return journey from Worcester to London will take a different route, allowing passengers to see other parts of the countryside.

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The return journey will pass through Abbots Wood Junction, head south to Cheltenham, bypass Gloucester and then rejoin the Golden Valley Road at Standish Junction.

The route will pass through Stroud and up the scenic Stroud Valley to the Sapperton Tunnel, where it will continue to Kemble and Swindon.

It will visit Didcot, Reading and Slough to drop off passengers, before arriving at London Paddington once more.

Passengers can choose a premier dining option for the trip, which will include a full English breakfast and a four-course meal served at your seat.

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