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 midweek service between Reading and Bedwyn from approximately 22:20 each night Monday 13 until Thursday 16 January

Start date
13/01/2020  00:00
End date
16/01/2020 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington, Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Bedwyn, closing some lines.

From approximately 22:20 each night, trains between Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn will be amended. Some trains will be fully cancelled and others will be part cancelled with replacement buses running for the remainder of journeys.

From approximately 23:30 each night, buses will fully replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.

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%.