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Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express
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Train companies affected:South Western Railway
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Train companies affected:National Rail

Major improvement works at London Paddington on Sunday 24 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 24 Dec 2023 to 24 Dec 2023

Route(s) affected

All routes to / from London Paddington


Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

Elizabeth line:

No trains between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway.

A reduced service will operate between Ealing Broadway and Heathrow Airport / Reading.

Great Western Railway:

No trains to / from London Paddington.

An hourly service will start / terminate at Reading on the following routes:

London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads /Swansea / Carmarthen.

London Paddington and Worcester/Great Malvern / Hereford

London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance.


  • Trains between London Paddington and Paignton will not run.

  • Trains between London Paddington / Swindon and Cheltenham Spa will operate between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.

  • Most fast trains between London Paddington and Oxford will not run.

Trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Swindon will start / terminate at Ealing Broadway.

Night Riviera Sleeper Service:

The 23:50 London Paddington to Penzance and 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington Night Riviera Sleeper Services will not run.

You may use the London Underground for connections between London and Ealing Broadway.

Alternative routes between :

  • London Waterloo and Reading.

  • London Marylebone and Oxford for Great Western Railway connections towards Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford.

Heathrow Express:

No service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Shuttle train services will run between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3.

Check before you travel: 

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London 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.