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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July  

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Engineering work details

Starts 09 Jul 2024 to 12 Jul 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn / Bristol Temple Meads


Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Bedwyn, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:37 Paignton to London Paddington will call additionally at Bedwyn and Kintbury and will arrive / depart Newbury and beyond later than normal.

  • The 21:37 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run.

  • The 21:56 Newbury to London Paddington will depart earlier at 21:45 and will operate earlier throughout.

  • The 22:08 Newbury to Reading will depart earlier at 21:48 and will not call at Newbury Racecourse, Midgham and Aldermaston. A rail replacement bus service will run at 22:08 from Newbury to Reading calling all stations.

The following trains will NOT run and will be replaced by road transport:

  • The 21:57 and 22:47 Newbury to Bedwyn

  • The 22:10 Reading to Newbury

  • The 22:25 Bedwyn to Newbury,

  • The 22:47 Newbury to Reading

  • The 23:17 Bedwyn to Reading

  • The 22:30 London Paddington to Bedwyn will not run. Customers for stations to Bedwyn travel by the 22:28 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads as far as Reading for connecting road transport Reading to Bedwyn.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:17 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus throughout. The bus will run from Reading stopping for customers to disembark only at all stations to Newbury.

Buses serve railway stations (forecourt/car park/entrance) except where shown below:

  • Reading West: Oxford Road opposite McDonalds

  • Aldermaston: bus stops on Basingstoke Road

  • Midgham: Bath Road Angel public house

  • Newbury Racecourse: bus stops near station entrance on Hanbridge Road

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.