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 midweek service between Reading and London Paddington from Monday 20 until Friday 24 August

Start date
20/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between Reading and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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

Monday to Friday

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers should use alternative later trains.

Monday to Friday morning

From 22:15 each night until 05:15 the following morning, trains between Reading and London Paddington will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers should travel via Slough.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. A rail connection will be available at Twyford for Reading.

The 03:51 Oxford to Reading service will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst for customers travelling to / from Pangbourne.

Friday night

After 23:35, trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers should use replacement buses via Slough.

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:

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.

Network Rail are also 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%.