Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Start date
28/07/2018  00:00
End date
29/07/2018 
Route affected
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High speed services between London Paddington and Plymouth / Newquay / Penzance

Between London Paddington and Bedwyn

Between Reading and Newbury 

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Reading West and Westbury, closing lines at various times of day:

  • The line between Theale and Newbury is closed all day Saturday and Sunday
  • The line between Reading West and Theale is closed from 21:10 on Saturday until 09:50 on Sunday
  • The line between Newbury and Westbury is closed from 21:10 on Saturday until 09:50 on Sunday

 

All weekend, high speed services which normally run via the Newbury line will be diverted via Melksham or Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will depart London Paddington and Reading up to 35 minutes earlier than normal until 13:00 on Saturday and until 17:00 on Sunday. At all other times, they will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than normal. Some of these diverted services may call additionally at Swindon. Trains between Swindon and Westbury may also be subject to revised timings.

Saturday until 20:30:

An hourly train service will run between London Paddington / Reading and Theale.

Buses will run between Theale and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Saturday after 20:30:

Trains will not run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Sunday until 09:50 and after 21:00:

Trains will not run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Sunday between 09:50 and 21:00:

An hourly train service will run between London Paddington / Reading and Theale.

Buses will run between Theale and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Road journey times:

To help you plan your journey, please find below approximate journey times by bus between THEALE and:

Aldermaston - 7 minutes
Midgham - 12 minutes
Thatcham - 20 minutes
Newbury Racecourse - 33 minutes
Newbury - 35-44 minutes
Kintbury - 55 minutes
Hungerford - 65 minutes
Bedwyn - 80 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

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.