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 Didcot Parkway from 21:30 on Sunday 21 January

Start date
21/01/2018  00:00
End date
21/01/2018 
Route affected
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Trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway and also between Reading and Oxford

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

From approximately 21:30, trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will also not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst for a connecting bus, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with the trains.

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

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%.