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 evening / morning service to / from Newbury from Monday 2 to Friday 6 August

Start date
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the early hours between Reading and Aldermaston, closing some lines.

​​​​​​​Monday to Thursday:

Local stopping trains between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

From approximately 19:30, trains between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will not run and will be replaced by road transport between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

High Speed services

16:15 Penzance to London Paddington will divert after Taunton, arriving Reading and London Paddington later than normal.

18:57 Plymouth to London Paddington will divert between Westbury and Reading, not calling at Pewsey and Newbury. It will call additionally at Swindon. Pewsey customers travel via Swindon and road transport taking 45 minutes. Newbury customers should travel via Reading.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:17 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by a bus from Reading calling only to drop off at stations to Newbury.

The 04:54 Westbury to London Paddington will start from Newbury. There is no connection from Westbury. If you are travelling from Westbury, you will need to travel by later services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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