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Buses replace early morning / late night trains between Reading and Guildford from Monday 15 to Friday 19 April 

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Engineering work details

Starts 15 Apr 2024 to 19 Apr 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Guildford, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday:

The 05:00 Reading to Redhill will not run. You should instead travel on the 05:31 Reading to Gatwick service (see below).

The 05:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport will depart earlier at 05:00, and will call additionally at Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Farnborough North, Ash, Wanborough, Shalford, Chilworth, Gomshall, Dorking West and Betchworth.

The 08:23 Reading to Gatwick Airport (terminating at Redhill) will operate in 2 parts:

  • 08:23 Reading to Guildford

  • 09:22 Guildford to Redhill.

You will need to change trains at Guildford. Rail connections are available towards Gatwick Airport.

The 08:36 Redhill to Reading will operate in 2 parts:

  • 08:36 Redhill to Guildford.

  • 09:27 Guildford to Reading.

You will need to change trains at Guildford.

The 09:59 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill. An earlier rail connection is available from Gatwick Airport to Redhill.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:22 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Reading.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will start from Guildford. An earlier replacement bus will run from Reading to Guildford.

The 05:00 Reading to Redhill service will start from Guildford. An earlier replacement bus will run from Reading to Guildford.

The 05:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will depart slightly earlier than usual, at 05:28, and will additionally call at Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Farnborough North and Ash. The train will run normally from Guildford and beyond.

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.