Future engineering work

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Amended midweek Great Western Railway service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October

Start date
15/10/2018  00:00
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Henley-on-Thames and Reading

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Twyford, closing various lines each night.

All week, from approximately 21:42 late night trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Road transport will be provided to run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

On Monday morning, the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers should use later trains where available.

Each night, Monday to Thursday, the 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Each morning, Tuesday to Friday, the following changes will apply:

  • 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should use replacement buses via Slough
  • 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Other trains are available at Twyford for Reading.
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should use replacement buses via Slough
  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for / at these stations should use alternative trains.

On Friday evening, the following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for / at these stations should use replacement buses via Slough:

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

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

Bicycles:

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%.