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 Didcot Parkway and Reading on Sunday 14 October

Start date
14/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 lines between Didcot Parkway and Pangbourne until 16:00, and then between Didcot Parkway and Reading from 23:00.

Most local 'Thames Valley' trains between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington will operate to revised timings. Some will run earlier than the usual timetable.

Until approximately 15:00 and from approximately 22:00, trains between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. These trains will not be able to call at Pangbourne.

Buses will be provided to run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions.

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.