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 Didcot Parkway from 23:55 on Friday 19 October

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

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway and also between Reading and Oxford / Banbury

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing all lines from 23:55.

The following trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will also not be able to call at Pangbourne; buses will be provided to run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne:

  • 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
  • 23:45 Reading to Oxford
  • 23:45 Banbury 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

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%.