Future engineering work

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Amended service between Reading and Bedwyn on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

Start date
16/06/2018  00:00
End date
17/06/2018 
Route affected

Between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing all lines:

  • From 21:10 on Saturday night until 09:50 on Sunday morning, and
  • From 21:00 on Sunday night until 04:30 on Monday morning, 18 June

As a result, the following changes will be made to services:

Saturday:

After 21:10 buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Sunday:

Until 09:50 buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

From 09:50 until 21:00 local trains will run normally. However, the following long distance services will be amended:

  • 08:57 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart earlier than normal from London Paddington and Reading. It will also be diverted and will not call at Newbury. You will need to use buses between Newbury and Reading to connect with the train.
  • 20:57 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted, extending your journey time.
  • 18:45 Plymouth to London Paddington will be diverted, extending your journey time.
  • 17:31 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted, and will not call at Pewsey or Newbury. Pewsey customers will need to travel to Swindon, then use road transport to Pewsey. Newbury customers will need to travel to Reading, then use road transport to Newbury.

From 21:00 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.