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 evening / morning service between Reading and Basingstoke on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

Start date
16/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is closing lines between Reading and Basingstoke from 21:10 on Saturday until 09:50 on Sunday and from 21:00 on Sunday evening.


On Saturday, the 18:27 and 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth and 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central services will divert via Guildford not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway and extending journey times by up to one hour.

On Sunday, the 18:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central service will divert via Guildford.

Rail replacement transport will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway 

On Sunday morning, the 07:37, 08:37 and 09:40 Reading to Basingstoke, also 08:07, 09:07 and 10:07 Basingstoke to Reading will NOT run and will be replaced by ROAD TRANSPORT.

On Sunday evening, the 20:38, 21:38, 22:38 and 23:38 Reading to Basingstoke, also 21:07, 22:07 and 23:07 Basingstoke to Reading will NOT run and will be replaced by ROAD TRANSPORT.

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.