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.

Amended late night service between Reading and Didcot Parkway on Friday 8 March

Start date
08/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Southampton Central / Reading / Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly, between Guildford / Reading and Newcastle, and also between Reading and Birmingham New Street / Derby / Edinburgh / Sheffield

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Great Malvern / Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cheltenham Spa / Hereford / Worcester Foregate Street, and also between Maidenhead and Oxford

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 of 4 lines.

Late night trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Banbury will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey, and will NOT call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst for a bus to Pangbourne. Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with trains.

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.