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 overnight trains between Slough and Burnham / Taplow on Monday 17 to Friday 21 September

Start date
17/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

The following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 00:14 Reading to London Paddington
  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington.


  • 23:12 and 23:51 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 23:14 Reading to London Paddington.

Customers for Burnham or Taplow should use replacement buses running between Slough and Burnham / Taplow

Additionally on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the 00:19 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.