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Last updated:Today at 19:54
Train companies affected:Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo, Thameslink

Amended Great Western Railway service between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Foregate Street / Hereford before 12:30 on Sunday 1 September  

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Engineering work details

Starts 01 Sep 2024 to 01 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Foregate Street / Hereford


Engineering work is taking place between Cholsey and Appleford, closing some lines before 12:30.

London Paddington - Oxford / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford:

A reduced service will run between London Paddington and Oxford, with some trains diverting between Cholsey and Appleford, not calling at Didcot Parkway.

London Paddington - Cardiff / Swansea:

An amended train service will run before 12:30, with trains diverting between Reading and Bristol Parkway. Some trains will run significantly earlier than usual.

London Paddington - Swindon / Bristol / Cheltenham:

Trains will not run between Reading and Swindon.

Replacement buses will operate (until 12:50) between:

  • Reading and Didcot Parkway (2 buses per hour) taking 45 minutes

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford (1 bus per hour) taking 30-45 minutes. Buses will call at Radley.

  • Reading and Swindon (1 bus per hour) taking 70 minutes.

  • Didcot Parkway and Swindon (1 bus per hour) taking 55-60 minutes

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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.