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 on Sunday 25 November

Start date
25/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and 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.

CrossCountry services will be diverted, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Services will call additionally at Guildford. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes. Buses will operate between Reading and Basingstoke. Connecting rail services are available between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway services are replaced by buses throughout the route between Reading and Basingstoke.

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.