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Amended morning trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn on Sunday 24 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 24 Mar 2024 to 24 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn


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

As a result:

Local trains:

  • The 08:06 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by an earlier bus (starting from Reading at 07:55), calling at all stations except Newbury Racecourse.

  • The 08:34 Reading to Bedwyn service will start from Newbury (connecting with the above bus).

Long distance trains:

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

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

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.