Electrification work in the Reading area

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 September


New GWR electric trains will be running through Reading soon. To prepare for this, Network Rail need to test the overhead wires in the area.
 
This will have an impact on all Thames Valley and High Speed Services.
 
Plan your journey here
 
Saturday 0800 - 1400
  • Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Reading - Paddington; hourly, adding up to 15 minutes to the overall journey
  • Swansea - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - Bristol Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Reading; hourly, adding up to 60 minutes to the overall journey
  • Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway; hourly
  • Swindon - Cheltenham Spa; amended service
  • Didcot Parkway - Radley - Oxford - stations to Worcester/Great Malvern /Hereford; hourly, with some services calling at Appleford or Culham
  • Didcot Parkway - Cholsey - Goring & Streatley - Pangbourne - Tilehurst - Reading; replacement buses will run on this route
After 1400 Saturday, and all day Sunday  
  • Penzance/Plymouth - Exeter St Davids - Bristol Temple Meads - Swindon - London Paddington; hourly, adding up to 70 minutes to the overall journey
  • Swansea - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - Bristol Parkway – Bath Spa – Chippenham - Swindon - London Paddington; hourly and diverted, adding up to 100 minutes to the overall journey from South Wales to London.
  • Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway; hourly
  • Swindon - Cheltenham Spa; amended service
  • Didcot Parkway - Radley - Oxford - stations to Worcester/Great Malvern /Hereford; hourly, with some services calling at Appleford or Culham
  • Theale to Bedwyn, calling all stations; hourly
  • Theale - Newbury - Pewsey - Westbury - Castle Cary - Taunton/Exeter St Davids; every two hours
Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Didcot Parkway - Cholsey - Goring & Streatley - Pangbourne - Tilehurst - Reading
  • Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Reading West - Theale
  • Reading - Reading West - Mortimer - Bramley - Basingstoke
  • Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway
  • Reading - Swindon
 

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