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 Slough and Burnham / Taplow from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May

Start date
14/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

between London Paddington / Henley-on-Thames and Reading / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:42, 22:27, 23:12 and 23:51 London Paddington to Reading services.

The 21:57 (departing 22:10) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

The 22:01, 22:15 (departing 22:20), 22:48 and 23:14 (departing 23:17) Reading to London Paddington services.

The 22:18 (departing 22:27) and 23:20 (departing 23:27) London Paddington to Oxford.

The 23:00 (departing 22:59) London Paddington to Reading.

The 23:51 (departing 23:52) London Paddington to Reading. This service will additionally not call at West Ealing or Hanwell. 

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford for rail connections to Reading.

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.

The 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service.

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service. Customers travelling from Burnham or Taplow for this service should use alternative train services.

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.