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 late night / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 3 to Thursday 7 December

Start date
03/12/2018  00:00
End date
07/12/2018 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

From 22:00 to 05:00 each night, finishing at 05:00 Friday, engineering work is taking place at various location on the Great Western Railway network, closing various lines.

Monday

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill is replaced by a bus between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington is replaced by a bus between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. A bus will run between Reading and Bath Spa calling at all stations. An additional bus will run between Reading and Swindon and is extended to run to Cheltenham Spa calling at all station between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa to SET DOWN only.

The 22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will have journey time extended by 7 minutes from Newbury.

The 22:50 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will not call at  Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. A bus will run between Reading and Chippenham.

The 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

The 22:36 / 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport is replaced by a buses between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading is replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford. The bus is extended to Reading calling at Booked stations to SET DOWN only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport will have journey time extended after leaving Guildford

The 06:00 Gatwick Airport to reading will start from Redhill at 06:15.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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.