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 morning and late evening service between Reading and Basingstoke on Sunday 19 August

Start date
19/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines in the morning and late evening.


The 18:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central service will divert and not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Road transport will operate from Reading to Basingstoke. Change at Basingstoke for rail connections to Winchester.

Great Western Railway

Until approximately 09:30 and from 21:00, trains between Reading and Basingstoke will be replaced by buses.

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.