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.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke from 21:00 on Saturday 1 and early morning / late evening on Sunday 2 September

Start date
01/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Manchester Piccadilly / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Reading West, closing all lines.


From approximately 21:10 on Saturday night and from 21:00 on Sunday night, CrossCountry trains will divert between Reading and Southampton Central, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Buses will be provided between Reading and Basingstoke. Rail connections will be available between Basingstoke and Winchester on other operators.

Great Western Railway

From approximately 21:10 on Saturday night until 09:50 on Sunday morning, buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke. This will also apply to services from 21:00 on Sunday night, including the 00:07 Basingstoke to Reading service on Monday.

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.