Future engineering work

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Amended service between London Paddington and Reading on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November

Start date
17/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Maidenhead / Reading, closing some lines at various parts of the day.

On Saturday and Sunday before 08:00 and after 22:45, trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should use replacement buses which run to and from Slough for these stations.

On Saturday, the 22:56 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington run in two parts, the 22:56 Didcot Parkway to Reading, and the 23:25 Reading to London Paddington. Customers should change at Reading for onward travel.

On Sunday, the 07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will run in two parts, the 07:29 London Paddington to Reading, and the 08:51 Reading to Didcot Parkway. Customers should change at Reading for onward travel.

Please note there is no service at Taplow on a Sunday.

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%.