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 Reading and Basingstoke from 20:30 on Saturday 21 July and early morning / late evening on Sunday 22 July

Start date
21/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly 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 Reading West on Saturday evening and also between Reading West and Basingstoke on Sunday morning and Sunday evening, closing all lines.


Trains will be diverted extending journey times by up to 1 hour and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway: 

From approximately 20:30 on Saturday evening, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Until 09:40 and after 20:30 on Sunday, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

You can find below approximate bus times for journeys between READING and:

  • Reading West - 8 minutes
  • Mortimer - 33 minutes
  • Bramley - 53 minutes
  • Basingstoke - 75 minutes

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.