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 late night / early morning trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August

Start date
10/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bedwyn

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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


21:52 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run and will be replaced by earlier road transport at 21:52 from Newbury to Bedwyn. This bus also connects at Newbury out of 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth.

22:10 Reading to Newbury and 22:44 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run. A bus will depart Reading at 22:10 to Newbury calling all stations. Also road transport at 22:10 from Reading (fast) to Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn.

22:20 London Paddington to Bedwyn will terminate Reading. A bus will depart Reading at 23:10 to Newbury and Bedwyn, calling all stations except Reading West.

00:17 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 00:20 from Reading setting down only at all stations to Newbury arrive 01:24.


00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington will not run. An earlier replacement bus will depart at 23:38.

22:19 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run. The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington will start from Reading. A replacement bus will depart Bedwyn at 22.38 to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading. This connects at Newbury into road transport at 23.27 from Newbury to Reading, calling all stations.

23:17 Bedwyn to Reading will not run. A replacement bus will depart Bedwyn at 23:38 to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading.

Typical road journey times (depending on calling points) from Reading to:
Reading West 8mins, Theale 18-23mins, Aldermaston 29mins, Midgham 37mins, Thatcham 33-44mins, Newbury Racecourse 54mins, Newbury 40-64mins, Kintbury 60-79mins, Hungerford 70-89mins and Bedwyn 85-104mins.

Buses serve railway stations (forecourt / car park / entrance) except where shown 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.

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.

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