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 late night / early morning trains between Reading and Guildford from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Start date
23/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

between Reading and Gatwick Airport

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work will take place between Reading and Blackwater overnight, closing all lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run between Guildford and Reading.

The 04:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will start from Guildford at 05:11. A replacement bus will run from Reading at 04:15 to Guildford to connect with this train.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.