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 late night / early morning trains between Burnham / Taplow and Slough from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 September

Start date
03/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Didcot Parkway / Reading and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Slough, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:


  •  05:02 Reading to London Paddington. Customers should travel by later services.

Monday to Wednesday:

  • 21:42, 22:27, 23:12, 23:51 London Paddington to Reading services.
  • 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • 22:01, 22:15, 22:48, 23:14 Reading to London Paddington services.

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • 00:14 or the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington services.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow for customers travelling to or from these stations.

Additionally on Monday to Thursday the 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell. On Tuesday to Thursday, the 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

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.