Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn / Basingstoke from 14:05 Saturday 2 and all day Sunday 3 June

Start date
02/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth and

between Edinburgh / Newcastle and Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place from 14:05 on Saturday 2 and all day Sunday 3 June between Reading and Bedwyn / Basingstoke, closing various lines.


Trains will divert via Guildford not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway closing some lines. Trains will divert via Guildford, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by one hour. CrossCountry rail replacement road transport will operate between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth/Penzance (routed via Newbury) will be diverted either between Reading and Westbury (via Melksham NOT calling, or via Bristol Temple Meads NOT calling), some trains between Swindon and Westbury will operate between to revised timings.

Between 13:30 until 14:15, no trains will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

Buses will operate between:

Until 21:00

  • Reading and Newbury (direct).
  • Reading - Theale - Thatcham - Newbury - Kintbury - Hungerford - Bedwyn.
  • Reading - Newbury calling all stations.

After 21:00

  • Reading - Bedwyn calling all stations.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.