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 local service between London Paddington and Reading service on Sunday 25 November

Start date
25/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place as part of the Crossrail project between Twyford and Slough, closing 2 out of the 4 lines. This will affect local stopping trains and will not impact High Speed trains.

The 06:45 London Paddington to Reading will start from Slough at 07:35. Customers should travel on TfL Rail service from London Paddington towards Heathrow Central, changing at Hayes & Harlington for road transport at 07:04 from Hayes & Harlington to Slough to connect into the train. Also change at Hayes & Harlington for road transport at 07:05 from Hayes & Harlington to West Drayton and Langley (this bus continues to Slough).

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 towards London will need to change trains at Reading.

Most local trains from Reading to London Paddington will depart up to 7 minutes earlier than normal. Near-normal times from Slough and beyond.

10:04, 18:04 and 20:04 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will depart earlier at 10:02, 17:58 and 19:52, respectively.

19:04 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Burnham.

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 Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.