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 Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn until 10:40 on Sunday 1 December

Start date
01/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Plymouth / Exeter St Davids / Bedwyn / Newbury, and also between Reading and Newbury 

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Track work is taking place between Reading West and Kintbury, closing all lines. As a result, the following changes will apply:

Local Services: London Paddington / Reading / Newbury / Bedwyn

Until 10:40, train services running between Reading and Newbury will be cancelled throughout. In addition, trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will be revised and will not run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

There will be an additional train from Newbury to Reading at 10:45.

The 10:54 Bedwyn to London Paddington will depart at 11:18 and will run later throughout. An earlier bus service will run from Bedwyn to Newbury, to allow customers to connect with rail services from Newbury to Reading / London Paddington.

High Speed services: London Paddington - Exeter St Davids / Plymouth

The 09:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will be diverted between Reading and Westbury, calling additionally at Swindon and not at Newbury. A replacement bus service will run between Reading and Newbury for customers travelling to / from Newbury.

The 08:30 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington will also be diverted to call additionally at Swindon, not calling at Pewsey and Newbury. A replacement bus service will run from Swindon and Pewsey. Customers travelling to Newbury are advised to travel via Reading for a connecting train service to Newbury.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Buses will pick up / drop off at the locations shown on our station information pages, except for stations listed below:

  • Reading West: Oxford Road opposite McDonalds
  • Aldermaston: Bath Road bus lay-by
  • Midgham: Bath Road Angel public house
  • Newbury Racecourse: Hanbridge Road adjacent to entrance or Mandarin Court
  • Kintbury: Level Crossing by Station Road

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.