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 Reading and Basingstoke / Southampton Central until 15:25 on Sunday 21 January

Start date
21/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading, Basingstoke and Winchester; closing the line between Reading and Basingstoke until 15:25.


Trains will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains will divert between Reading and Southampton Central travelling via Fareham, Havant, Guildford and Wokingham.

Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 60 minutes.

Road transport will run between Reading, Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.


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.