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 evening trains between Reading and Newbury on Sunday 20 May

Start date
20/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn from 21:00, closing all lines.

High speed services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance will be diverted, extending journey times. These trains will additionally call at Swindon. Customers for Pewsey and Newbury planning to travel on the 17:35 Penzance to London Paddington should use replacement buses between Pewsey / Newbury and Swindon to complete their journey.

Local services between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will not run after 20:40. Replacement buses will run, calling at all booked stations. The 19:05 London Paddington to Bedwyn service will terminate at Newbury. A replacement bus will run between Newbury & Bedwyn, calling at all booked stations.

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.