Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway each night from Monday 11 to Friday 15 December

Start date
11/12/2017  00:00
End date
15/12/2017 
Route affected

Trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Reading / Oxford / Banbury and also between Henley-on-Thames and Reading

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in connection with the Great Western Mainline Route Modernisation project, each night Monday to Friday.

Some Thames Valley services will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst. The train will not call at Pangbourne.

If you are travelling to Pangbourne then you should travel to Tilehurst for a connecting bus to Pangbourne.

If you are travelling from Pangbourne then you should travel by earlier bus to Tilehurst for a connecting train service.

The following services are affected:

  • 04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington on Monday morning.
  • 22:27 and 23:32 London Paddington to Oxford on Friday night.
  • 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington on Friday night.

 

Monday night to Friday morning

Overnight from approximately 22:00, some Thames Valley local services to Reading and Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for Burnham or Taplow should travel via Slough for connecting buses.

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. A bus will run between Twyford and Reading.

Friday night

The 23:49 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for Burnham or Taplow should travel via Slough for connecting buses.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.