City centre road closures on Monday 14 October

Thames Valley Police report the following road closures and access restrictions:

Road Closures

To accommodate the funeral procession, a number of road closures will be put in place at 8am until 12.30pm, this will include:

  • The Plain
  • Magdalen Bridge
  • High Street
  • St Aldates – closure is in place from the city centre up to the corner of Speedwell Street

*Please note – Longwall Street will be open southbound, traffic will then be able to turn left onto the High Street towards the The Plain.

Please follow @ThamesVP and @TVP_Oxford for any updated changes.

Access to businesses/ colleges/ homes

Roads within Oxford city centre will be closed from 8am. Access to Bear Lane, Blue Boar Street, King Edward Street, Oriel Street, Magpie Lane and Merton Street will be restricted.

Vehicles will be able to exit only via the east end of Merton Street via The Plain until 10am. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the area until after 12.30pm when the road closures end. Residents and businesses can leave their cars parked on these streets.

The entire route will be controlled by barriers.


Cyclists will be asked to dismount on closed roads. Bike racks in the city centre will be available to use as normal.

Travelling by Bus

Buses will not be travelling through the City Centre between 8am and 12.30pm. The majority of bus routes will be diverted via Donnington Bridge Road. Temporary bus stops will be placed on Iffley Road for those needing to access the city centre.

Arriving by Train

Both Great Western Railway and Chiltern Railway will be operating their timetables on the day as normal. Please note that services are likely to be busier than usual, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Further Information

Details about travel arrangements ahead of the funeral on the Thames Valley Police website.


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