Future engineering work

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Amended early morning and late evening service between Reading and Didcot Parkway on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February

Start date
23/02/2019  00:00
End date
24/02/2019 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway from 23:10 on Saturday night until 09:00 on Sunday morning, and after 23:00 on Sunday night. Two out of the four lines will be closed during the engineering work.

On Saturday night, the 22:12, 22:43 and 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway, and the 22:56 and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington trains will not call at Pangbourne.

On Sunday morning, the 07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway, and the 08:30 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington trains will not call at Pangbourne.

On Sunday evening, the 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway, and the 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne to connect with the above train services. The bus journey will take approximately 10 minutes.

Outside of the early morning and late evening engineering work, trains will call as normal at Pangbourne.

Trains will also use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey.

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

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:

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%.