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 overnight High Speed Services to / from London Paddington on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

Start date
22/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway - all High Speed routes to / from London Paddington

Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Express

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwayHeathrow Express

From approximately 22:00 to 05:00, engineering work is taking place between Ealing Broadway and Southall closing some lines.

Heathrow Express:

The following services will not run:


  • 22:10, 22:40 and 23:10 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • 22:27, 22:57 and 23:27 Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington.


  • 05:10, 05:25, 05:40, 05:55 06:10 and 06:25 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • 05:12, 05:27, 05:42, 05:57, 06:12 and 06:27 Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington.

Customers should use alternative earlier or later services to travel between Heathrow Terminal 5 and London Paddington.

Great Western Railway:

From 22:00 to 05:00, most High Speed services will be retimed between London Paddington and Reading.

Additionally on Sunday morning, the 01:00 London Paddington to Reading will not run.

A replacement bus will run non stop between London Paddington and Reading departing London Paddington at 01:00 arriving at Reading at 02:10

An additional bus will run between London Paddington, departing at 01:00, and Reading calling at Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, Slough, Maidenhead and Twyford.

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.