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 over night midweek service between Reading and Didcot Parkway from Monday 20 until Friday 24 August

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

Trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway; Reading and Oxford / Banbury / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, reducing line capacity with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

Monday to Friday

From 21:30 each night until 05:15 the following morning, Thames Valley local services will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst, taking approximately 10 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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

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%