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 to and from London Paddington on Saturday 6 January

Start date
06/01/2018  00:00
End date
06/01/2018 
Route affected
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All Thames Valley local services between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington / Twyford / Reading / Oxford / Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford

All High Speed Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Slough, closing 2 out of 4 lines at various times throughout Saturday.

Thames Valley (local)

Until approximately 09:30, trains between London Paddington and Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford will run to an amended timetable.

All day Saturday, trains between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington / Twyford / Reading / Oxford will run to an amended timetable. There will be a reduction in service frequency on most routes. Customers for Oxford may have to change at Reading.

Late evening trains between West Ealing and Greenford will be amended after approximately 21:30, with some services cancelled.

Direct trains between London Paddington and Newbury will be amended to start from Reading. Customers should change at Reading for Newbury.

High Speed Trains (long distance)

For most of the day, an amended timetable will run on most High Speed routes between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / South West of England / South Wales.

Until 09:45, trains in the morning between London Paddington and South Wales may depart earlier than usual. Some services may also be cancelled or amended. Some early morning trains from Swansea will also be cancelled.

An amended timetable will run on trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Taunton / Exeter St Davids and most trains for the South West of England will terminate at Exeter St Davids.

Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will start from Swindon. Customers will need to change trains at Swindon.

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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%.