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 service between Guildford and Reading / Aldershot / Woking on Sunday 19 May until 15:45

Start date
19/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Guildford and Newcastle

Great Western Railway between Gatwick Airport / Redhill and Reading

South Western Railway between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo; between Guildford and London Waterloo; between Guildford and Ascot

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Woking / Wanborough and Guildford, closing all lines.


The 12:14 Guildford to Newcastle service will start from Reading. Customers should use rail replacement buses from Guildford to Wanborough and a Great Western Railway rail service from Wanborough to Reading.

Great Western Railway

Until 14:15, trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be reduced to an hourly frequency and will operate in revised timings.

The following trains will terminate at Ash and be replaced by road transport from North Camp to Guildford.

  • 14.47 Reading to Redhill will terminate Ash
  • 14.43 Redhill to Reading will start from Ash

Customers interchanging between rail and road should do so at NORTH CAMP (NOT at Ash).

After this time a near-normal timetable will operate except:

  • 15:15 Gatwick Airport to Reading will call additionally Betchworth, Dorking West and Shalford.
  • 15:43 and 16:43 Redhill to Reading will NOT run.
  • 16:15 Gatwick Airport to Reading will call additionally Gomshall, Chilworth, Shalford, Ash, Farnborough North, Sandhurst and Crowthorne.

South Western Railway

Until 15:45, buses will  replace trains between Woking and Guildford and between Guildford & Aldershot

Trains will be amended as follows:

  • 00 & 30 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour services call additionally at Surbiton and will be diverted via Cobham
  • 10 & 40 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Guildford services terminate at Woking
  • 32 & 48 minutes past the hour Portsmouth to London Waterloo services call additionally at Surbiton and will be diverted via Cobham
  • 27 & 57 minutes past the hour Guildford to London Waterloo services start from Woking
  • Trains between Ascot & Guildford will run between Ascot and Aldershot

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.