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 service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 16 until Wednesday 18 September

Start date
16/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
Trains between London Paddington and Reading 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between at various locations between London Paddington and Reading, with some lines closed overnight.


The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham.

Customers for these stations are advised to travel on the next train, which departs Reading at 05:18, arriving at Taplow at 05:36 and at Burnham at 05:39.

Monday - Wednesday

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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%.