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 / Winchester on Sunday 4 November

Start date
04/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth / Southampton Central

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.


Services will be diverted, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway, but will call additionally at Guildford. Journey times will be extended by one hour. Replacement buses will run between Reading, Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between Reading and Basingstoke will not run, buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke, calling at all stations. Customers travelling between Reading and Basingstoke are advised to travel on the direct CrossCountry replacement buses where possible.

The 00:07 (Monday morning) Basingstoke to Reading service will also be replaced by a bus.

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.