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 early morning service between Didcot Parkway and Reading on Monday 29 January

Start date
29/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Didcot Parkway and Reading

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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

Until approximately 05:10, trains between Didcot Parkway and Reading will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst. 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 earlier bus to Tilehurst to connect with the train.

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You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


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%.