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 Blackwater / Ascot on Sunday 1 March

Start date
01/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle and Guildford

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 Reading and Blackwater, closing all lines.


Services to / from Guildford will be amended to run to / from Reading. Customers travelling between Reading and Guildford should use Great Western Railway bus services to complete their journey.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Blackwater.

Additionally, the 06:03 Reading to Gatwick Airport will start from Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Reading earlier than usual to Guildford in order to connect with the train.

South Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Ascot.

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.