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.

Retimed Great Western Railway service between Reading and Basingstoke until approximately 15:00 on Sunday 1 September

Start date
01/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between Reading and Basingstoke

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Hayes & Harlington, Slough, Maidenhead and Twyford, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

As a result of this engineering work, most trains between Reading and Basingstoke will be retimed to depart a few minutes later than usual. This will apply until approximately 15:00.

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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%.