Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 24/10/2021 12:42. Update now

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 service between Newbury and Westbury from 16:30 on Saturday 11 and on Sunday 12 December

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Between London Paddington / Newbury and Bedwyn / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Also between Reading and Newbury

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Newbury and Westbury, closing all lines.

As a result of this, from 16:30 on Saturday 11 and on Sunday 12 December, the following alterations will apply:

  • Trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance will be diverted between Reading and Westbury and will NOT call at Newbury and Pewsey. Some of these diverted services will additionally call a t Swindon.
  • Customers who require Newbury should travel on the diverted rail services via Reading
  • Customers who require Pewsey should travel via Swindon and catch rail replacement buses between Swindon and Pewsey.
  • Buses will replace trains between Newbury and Bedwyn


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.

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.