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.

Buses replace trains between Blackwater and Reading on Sunday 15 September

Start date
15/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Guildford and Newcastle

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick  Airport

South Western Railway between Reading and London Waterloo

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Black Water and Reading, closing all lines.


The 12:14 Guildford to Newcastle, starts from Reading and the 17:35 Newcastle to Guildford will terminate at Reading. Customers should use Great Western Railway replacement bus services between Blackwater and Reading.

Great Western Railway

 The 06:03 Reading to Gatwick Airport will start from Guildford with earlier road transport at 05.12 from Reading to Guildford to connect into the train.

After this time, except where shown below, trains between Reading and Redhill/Gatwick Airport will be reduced to an hourly frequency and will operate (mostly in special timings) between Blackwater and Gatwick Airport.

Road transport will operate between Reading and Blackwater.

South Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Bracknell.

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.