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Buses replace trains between Reading and Blackwater on Saturday 3 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 03 Feb 2024 to 03 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport


Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Blackwater, closing some lines. ​​​​​​​

Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be reduced to an hourly frequency and will run between Blackwater and Gatwick Airport.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Reading and North Camp (fast)

  • Reading and North Camp (calling at Wokingham, Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Blackwater)

A few late night / early morning buses will make limited stops.

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.