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Buses replace trains between Reading and Newbury on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 24 Feb 2024 to 25 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway services via Newbury


Engineering work is taking place between Theale and Newbury, closing all lines.

Long distance trains:

Long distance trains that run via Newbury will be retimed, and will be diverted to run on alternative routes. Some trains will make additional station stops.

Local services:

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury. At Reading West, buses from Reading will stop to pick up only and buses towards Reading will stop to drop off only.

A shuttle train service will run between Newbury and Bedwyn, timed to connect with replacement buses.

Trains between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed.

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.