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 Basingstoke / Winchester on Sunday 10 October

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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Sheffield / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke / Redhill / Gatwick Airport

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CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines.


Trains will be diverted, and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. 

Replacement buses will run between Winchester and Reading via Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

As a result of the CrossCountry diversions, Great Western Railway trains from Reading to Redhill / Gatwick Airport will be amended to run a few minutes earlier than usual, and trains from Gatwick Airport / Redhill to Reading will be amended to run a few minutes later than usual.

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.