Great Western Railway services during Christmas and New Year 2017/18

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Great Western Railway will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

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Saturday 23 December

 

Some of the platforms at London Paddington station will be unavailable, affecting a small number of trains to and from London.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Sunday 24 December

 

There will be no trains to or from London Paddington.

Some trains will be diverted into London Marylebone, but these will be limited.

Local trains in the Thames Valley will run as far as Slough, from where there will be various options to continue your journey towards London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

 

Monday 25 December

 

There will be no Great Western Railway services on Christmas Day.

Tuesday 26 December

 

No Great Western Railway services will operate on Boxing Day.

First Bus operate a limited bus service between Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport, via Reading station. For details visit www.railair.com

 

Wednesday 27 December

 

There will be no trains to or from London Paddington.

Some trains will be diverted into London Marylebone, but these will be limited.

Local trains in the Thames Valley will run as far as Slough, from where there will be various options to continue your journey towards London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Thursday 28 December

 

Only two of the four lines available on the approach to London Paddington are open, so a reduced service will operate to and from London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

 

Friday 29 December

 

Only two of the four lines on the approach to London Paddington are available, so a reduced service will operate to and from London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Saturday 30 December

 

Only two of the four lines on the approach to London Paddington are available, so a reduced service will operate to and from London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Sunday 31 December

 

Only two of the four lines on the approach to London Paddington are available, so a reduced service will operate to and from London.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Monday 1 January 2018

 

A normal Bank Holiday service will operate on most routes. Trains will start running at around 08:00.

Trains will not call at Southampton Central. Customers should change at Salisbury for Southampton.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

 

Tuesday 2 January

 

Great Western Railway's new timetable launches, with new fleets of trains in operation on many routes.