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 trains between Basingstoke and Reading after 20:30 on Saturday 30 June

Start date
30/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke after 21:00 each night, closing all lines.


The following services will be diverted, and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to an hour. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Basingstoke. Customers for Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway should change at Basingstoke for rail connections. 


  • 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central.
  • 18:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth.
  • 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central (terminates at Eastleigh).


  • 21:16 Oxford to Southampton Central 

Great Western Railway:

After 20:30, trains between Reading and Basingstoke will be replaced by bus services until the end of service.

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.