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 overnight Great Western Railway service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September

Start date
02/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford / Didcot Parkway, and also between Henley-on-Thames and Reading

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, and also between Hayes & Harlington and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:14 London Paddington to Reading will depart earlier at 23:05.
  • The 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford service will depart earlier than usual at 23:17.
  • The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell.

The following services will NOT call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 21:42, 22:27, 23:14, 23:51 and 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • 22:01, 22:15, 22:48, 23:14 and 00:14 Reading to London Paddington.
  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington (customers for / from Taplow and Burnham should travel by later trains).

A rail replacement bus will be in place between Taplow / Burnham and Slough to connect with trains.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service will depart at 22:05.

Wednesday to Friday:

  • The 00:19 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford for onward rail 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.