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.

Buses replace trains at Burnham and Taplow on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Start date
24/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will not call at Burnham or Taplow:


22:12, 22:43 (departing 22:50) and 23:20 (departing 23:27) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

22:52 (departing 22:51) Reading to London Paddington.

22:56 and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.


00:05 London Paddington to Reading.

After this time, there will be no services calling at Taplow, as Taplow station is closed on Sundays.

06:22, 07:22 and 08:22 Reading to London Paddington.

06:45 London Paddington to Reading.

07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

Replacement buses will run between Burnham / Taplow and Slough in both directions. Not all trains will be served by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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.