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 Bedwyn from 21:00 on Saturday 8 and on Sunday 9 September

Start date
08/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading and Bedwyn / Newbury / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Newquay / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing some lines from 21:00 Saturday until 09:50 on Sunday, and from 21:00 on Sunday.

Long distance services:

As a result of these works, some long distance services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Newquay / Penzance will be diverted, taking longer than usual and not calling at stations via Newbury. Customers for these stations should travel via Reading.

Local services:

Local services will not operate between 21:00 on Saturday and 09:50 on Sunday, or after 21:00 on Sunday evening. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Bedwyn / Newbury, calling at all booked stations.

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.