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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Swindon / Chippenham on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 20 Jan 2024 to 21 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Swindon / Bristol Temple Meads / Worcester Shrub Hill / Great Malvern / Swansea / Carmarthen


Engineering work is taking place between Cholsey and Appleford, and also between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

From approximately 23:15 on Saturday until approximately 10:15 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between

  • Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford.

  • Didcot Parkway and Chippenham via Swindon.

Some long distance services will be amended / diverted, and will be retimed to run earlier than usual.

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.