Future engineering work

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Amended local service between London Paddington and Reading from 23:40 Saturday 18 until 08:00 Sunday 19 May

Start date
18/05/2019  00:00
End date
19/05/2019 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Slough, in relation to the Elizabeth Line. From 23:00 Saturday until 08:00 Sunday morning, local Thames Valley services will be amended.

From London Paddington:

  • 23:43 London Paddington to Reading will operate non-stop to Slough where it will arrive and depart earlier than normal. It will then call earlier than normal at all stations to Reading. There will be a bus at 23:43 from London Paddington to Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton and Langley. This bus will continue to Reading.
  • 00:05 London Paddington to Reading will NOT run. A bus will run at 00:05 from London Paddington (fast) to Reading. There will also be a bus at 00:05 from London Paddington to Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton and Langley. This bus will continue to set down only at Slough, Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading.
  • 00:30 London Paddington to Reading will NOT run. A bus will run at 00:30 from London Paddington (fast) to Reading 01.40. There will also be a bus at 00:30 from London Paddington (fast) to Slough, then Maidenhead and Twyford. This bus will continue to Reading. There will be a further bus at 00:30 from London Paddington to Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton and Langley. This bus will continue to set down only at Slough, Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading.
  • 01:00 London Paddington to Reading will NOT run. A bus will run at 01:00 from London Paddington (fast) to Reading. There will also be a bus at 01:00 from London Paddington to Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Slough, setting down only at  Maidenhead and Twyford. This bus will continue to Reading.
  • 06:45 London Paddington to Reading will NOT run. A bus will run at 06:45 from London Paddington (fast) to Slough, then Burnham and Maidenhead. There will also be a bus at 06:45 from London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton and Langley. This bus will continue to Slough for a later rail connection from Slough to Maidenhead and Reading.
  • 07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will start from Slough at the normal time of 08.05.

To London Paddington

  • 22:56 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will terminate at Reading, connecting into the train below.
  • 23:01 Oxford to London Paddington will call additionally at Twyford, Maidenhead, Taplow and Burnham and will terminate at Slough. A bus will depart at 00:05 (Sun) from Slough (fast) to London Paddington. There will also be a bus at 00:06 (Sun) from Slough to West Drayton, Hayes & Harlington, Southall and Ealing Broadway. This bus will continue to London Paddington.
  • 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will terminate at Reading 00:14. A bus will depart Reading at 00:30(fast) to London Paddington 01:40. There will also be a bus at 00:31 from Reading calling all stations to Southall, then setting down only at Ealing Broadway. This bus will continue to London Paddington.
  • 06:20 Reading to London Paddington  will NOT run and will be replaced by a bus at 06:20 from Reading, Twyford, Maidenhead, Burnham and Slough to London Paddington 08:25.
    There will also be a bus at 06:50 from Slough to Langley, West Drayton, Hayes & Harlington, Southall and Ealing Broadway.
  • 07:32 Reading to London Paddington will depart Slough and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.