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 service between Reading and Basingstoke from Saturday 22 until 00:30 on Monday 24 September

Start date
22/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke from 21:00 on Saturday until 08:50 on Sunday and from 23:00 on Sunday, closing all lines.



The 18:27 & 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central and the 15:08 Edinburgh to Southampton Central will be diverted, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway


Buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke from approximately 20:30 until the end of the day.


The 07:37 & 08:37 from Reading to Basingstoke and the 08:07 & 09:07 Basingstoke to Reading services will be replaced by a replacement bus service.

The 23:38 Reading to Basingstoke will also be replaced by a replacement bus service.


00:07 Basingstoke to Reading will be replaced by a bus.

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.