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 service between London Paddington and Reading from 23:50 on Saturday 18 and all day on Sunday 19 August

Start date
18/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury / Hereford / Worcester / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking between Hayes & Harlington and Twyford, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

No trains will call at Burnham from 23:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday. Customers should use replacement bus services between Slough and Burnham.

Trains will be re-timed and run to an amended timetable to and from London Paddington all day on Sunday.

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:

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.