Future engineering work

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Amended Great Western Railway service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 9 December

Start date
09/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway to and from London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in connection with the major Crossrail project, between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

London Paddington - Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

Trains will depart London Paddington up to 10 minutes earlier than usual.

London Paddington - Cheltenham Spa / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

Trains will depart London Paddington a few minutes earlier than the usual.

London Paddington - Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford

Trains will be retimed to depart up to 15 minutes earlier than usual, and will call additionally at Twyford. Trains to London Paddington will arrive at the terminal station later than usual.

London Paddington - Hayes & Harlington / Reading

A special amended service will operate. 2 trains per hour will run between London Paddington and Maidenhead. These will connect with 2 trains per hour between Maidenhead and Reading / Oxford.

Only a few early morning and late evening services will run between London Paddington and Reading.

Ealing Broadway to Greenford

An amended service will run between Ealing Broadway and Greenford, calling at West Ealing and all stations to Greenford.

London Paddington to Newbury / Bedwyn

Direct trains will operate only between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Connections can be made by trains between London Paddington and Reading.

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Project Information:

Crossrail is a very important and exciting project for rail users in and around London and the South East. It’s also the biggest civil construction project in Europe today.

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London’s rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.