Bourne End to Marlow engineering works

Sunday 18, 25 October and 1 November 2020 and Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 November 2020

What’s happening

Network Rail will be renewing track between Bourne End and Marlow. This will help to keep services on the branch line running reliably and reduce the possibility of delays to your journey.

Between Saturday 14 and Sunday 29 November (also Sunday 18, 25 October and 1 November):
  • the line between Bourne End and Marlow will be closed to trains
  • trains will continue to run between Maidenhead and Bourne End, although train times will be different to normal
  • replacement buses will run between Bourne End and Marlow. Some additional buses will run non-stop between Maidenhead and Marlow at peak-time on weekdays
Map of Marlow planned engineering

Our travel advice

While we work to get back to normal, we may sometimes have to change our timetables.

Please check your journey before you travel.

If we do change things after you buy a ticket, you can use any reasonable alternative service or claim a full refund. In addition to this:
  • allow plenty of time – journeys involving a replacement bus will take longer than normal
  • wear a face covering – You are required to wear a face covering in order to travel by public transport. This includes replacement buses
  • adhere to social distancing guidelines – We’ll have markers and signs around our stations but please also be mindful of this when boarding/leaving trains and replacement buses

How this will affect my journey

Journeys to/from Marlow
  • replacement buses will run between Bourne End and Marlow, connecting with trains to/from Maidenhead
  • buses will also run non-stop between Maidenhead and Marlow at peak-time on weekdays
  • buses will depart from the front of the station at all locations
Journeys between Maidenhead and Bourne End
  • trains will continue to run between Maidenhead and Bourne End
  • most trains from Maidenhead towards Bourne End will run up to 10 minutes later than normal
  • the 08:46 and 21:05 Bourne End to Maidenhead services will not run

Replacement buses

Our replacement buses will provide a great alternative during this time. We will provide accessible buses with comfortable seats on all journeys.

Arrival and departure times will be different to normal train times so check carefully before you travel.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:
  • Bourne End - Marlow – Every 30 minutes at peak-time, hourly at off-peak times – 10 minutes journey time
  • Maidenhead – Marlow – Two buses in each direction for morning and evening peaks – 25 minutes journey time
Replacement buses will depart from the following locations:
  • Bourne End – bus stop at the front of the stations
  • Maidenhead – bus stop at the south side exit of the station (Shoppenhangers Road)
  • Marlow – front of the station

Help with your journey

It’s best to let us know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit GWR.com/AssistedTravel.

If you are not able to travel on one of our replacement bus services, we will arrange an accessible taxi for you. You can do this by:
  • booking in advance on our Assisted Travel site
  • speaking to a member of staff at a station
  • using the Help Point available at all our stations

Frequently asked questions