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 London Paddington and Reading on Monday 28 May, Tuesday 29 May and Friday 1 June

Start date
28/05/2018  00:00
End date
01/06/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway and also between Henley-on-Thames and Reading

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

Monday night:

After 22:15, trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Burnham and Taplow customers should use replacement bus services between these stations and Slough.

Tuesday night:

00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. A rail connection will be available at Twyford for Reading.

00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Burnham and Taplow customers should use replacement bus services between these stations and Slough.

05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should travel by later trains.

Wednesday and Thursday night:

The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 22:03.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell.

Friday night:

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 23:12 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:51 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:14 Reading to London Paddington

Burnham and Taplow customers should use buses which will be provided between these stations and Slough.

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

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%.