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 late night / early morning Great Western Railway services between Reading and Didcot Parkway / Bedwyn from Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December

Start date
18/12/2017  00:00
End date
22/12/2017 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Penzance / Swansea, and also between London Paddington / Reading and Bedwyn

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway / Bedwyn, closing various lines.

Monday

The 04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. If you are travelling to Pangbourne, you need to travel to Tilehurst and use the 04:46 replacement bus to Pangbourne. If you are travelling from Pangbourne, use the bus to Tilehurst at 04:15 to connect with the train service.

Monday to Wednesday

The following London Paddington to Oxford services will not call at Pangbourne:

  • 20:27
  • 20:57
  • 21:29
  • 21:56
  • 22:27
  • 23:33

 

The following services will also not call at Pangbourne:

  • 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington
  • 21:21 Oxford to Reading
  • 21:51 Oxford to Reading
  • 22:52 Oxford to Reading

 

If you're travelling to / from Pangbourne, you need to use the Tilehurst - Pangbourne replacement bus service.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:23 Newbury to Bedwyn service will be replaced by a bus.

The 22:01 Reading to Bedwyn service will be replaced by buses. One bus will run from Reading to Bedwyn and the other will run from Reading to Bedwyn but will call at all stations.

The 22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will terminate at Reading where a replacement bus will run at 23:20 to Bedwyn, calling at all stations.

The 21:55 and 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading services will be replaced by buses. One bus will run from Bedwyn direct to Reading and the other will run from Bedwyn to Reading, calling at all stations.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 04:00 Oxford to London Paddington service will not call at Pangbourne. If you are travelling to Pangbourne, you need to travel to Tilehurst and use the 04:46 replacement bus to Pangbourne. If you are travelling from Pangbourne, use the bus to Tilehurst at 04:15 to connect with the train service.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:21 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus.

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.