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 midweek service between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington from Monday 19 until Friday 23 August

Start date
19/08/2019  00:00
End date
23/08/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Banbury / Didcot Parkway / Reading and London Paddington

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday morning:

The 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley, and Tilehurst. The train will not call at Pangbourne. Buses will be provided to shuttle between Pangbourne and Tilehurst for connections.

Monday - Thursday:

From approximately 22:10 each night, trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Buses will be provided to shuttle to and from Slough for these stations.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Tuesday - Friday:

Each morning until 05:15, some trains between Reading and London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough using replacement buses.

Also, the 00:19 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Other rail services are available between Twyford and Reading.

Friday:

From approximately 23:35, trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Buses will be provided to shuttle between Slough, Burnham and Taplow for connections.

From approximately 23:50, trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley, and Cholsey. These trains will also not call at Pangbourne. Buses will be provided to shuttle between Pangbourne and Tilehurst for connections.

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 Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.