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Last updated:Today at 09:41
Train companies affected:Thameslink, East Midlands Railway

Amended service to / from Reading before 08:50 on Sunday 25 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 25 Feb 2024 to 25 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Paddington and Penzance and

between Reading and Basingstoke / Bedwyn / Newbury


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

Trains to / from Penzance:

The 07:51 (departing 07:52) London Paddington to Penzance will divert between Reading and Westbury (via Swindon - not calling). It will not call Newbury and Pewsey.

The 08:51 London Paddington to Penzance will depart earlier at 08:44 and will call additionally at Newbury and Pewsey.

Trains to / from Basingstoke:

The 07:37 and 08:37 Reading to Basingstoke, also 08:06 Basingstoke to Reading will not run and will be replaced by one bus each way, departing at 07:37 Reading to Basingstoke and 07:47 Basingstoke to Reading. Buses will call Reading Green Park, Mortimer, Bramley and Basingstoke. Reading West customers travel by alternative services.

After this time: 09:06 Basingstoke to Reading and trains thereafter will operate as normal.

Trains to / from Newbury / Bedwyn:

The 08:06 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by earlier road transport at 07:55 from Reading to Newbury calling all stations except Newbury Racecourse.

The 08:34 Reading to Bedwyn will start from Newbury (connects out of the above bus).

The 08:47 Newbury to Reading will depart 08:50.

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.