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 in the Guildford area on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April

Start date
25/04/2020  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 services via Guildford

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Guildford area, closing all lines.


Services between Guildford and Newcastle will be amended to start from Reading. You should use Great Western Railway replacement buses between Guildford and Reading.

Great Western Railway:

Train services between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be amended to run between Reading and Ash only.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • North Camp and Gatwick Airport (calling at Guildford only).
  • North Camp and Redhill (calling at Guildford, then all stations to Guildford).

Customers should change between bus and train services at North Camp instead of Ash.

South Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Woking and Guildford / Haslemere.
  • Guildford and Aldershot.

Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted away from Guildford on an alternative route, and will make some additional stops.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.