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.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke from 22:30 on Saturday 20 until 19:10 on Sunday 21 October

Start date
20/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines from 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday.


On Sunday, services will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke, with connecting alternative rail services running between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

From 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday, no trains will run between Reading and Basingstoke. Replacement buses will operate between Reading and Basingstoke, calling at all booked stations.

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.