Improving train services in the Slough area

Saturday 5 – Monday 7 May 2018

Network Rail will be working in the Slough area, to prepare for the launch of the Elizabeth line at Paddington station in December. 

The new line will cut the time it takes to travel between Paddington and Canary Wharf in half. And, combined with our new Intercity Express Trains, journeys from Bristol to the heart of London will be more than 30 minutes faster. 

Network Rail will need us to make some changes to services between London and Maidenhead. These might be at short notice, but you’ll still be able to make your journey.

We recommend you check your journey again before you travel.  

 Travelling by train

We will still be able to get you where you need to go, but we’ve had to change some of our services to allow Network Rail to complete its work. Network Rail is still finalising the exact timetables during this period, but here’s an overview of what’s happening: 

Saturday 5 and Monday 7 May 2018

All lines will be closed between Hayes & Harlington and Maidenhead, including the branch line between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central.

A small number of long-distance trains will run to and from London Paddington, with journey times around 60-75 minutes longer. Other long-distance trains will start and terminate at Reading.

If you are traveling to stations between London Paddington and Reading, trains will run from:

  • London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington
  • Maidenhead to Reading
Buses will run instead of trains between Hayes & Harlington and Maidenhead.

Sunday 6 May 2018 

All lines will be closed between London Paddington and Maidenhead, including the branch line between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central.

A small number of long-distance trains will start and terminate at London Marylebone, instead of London Paddington. Journey times will be longer as a result. Other long-distance trains will start and terminate at Reading.

Replacement buses will run between Ealing Broadway and Maidenhead. Customers travelling to stations between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway can use local Tube or bus services.

Train services will run from Maidenhead to Reading. 

Sleep Night Riviera Night Riviera Sleeper

Friday 4 May (arriving Saturday 5 May)

  • the Penzance-bound Sleeper will run as normal
  • the London-bound Sleeper will terminate at Reading

Sunday 6 May (arriving Monday 7 May)

  • the Night Rivera will not run in either direction

Monday 7 May (arriving Tuesday 8 May)

  • the Penzance-bound Sleeper will start from Reading
  • the London-bound Sleeper will run to London Paddington, but arrive later than normal

Bus Related improvement work

On Sunday 20 May 2018, all lines between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington will be closed until 08:00. Replacement buses will run between London Paddington and Maidenhead.

If you’re travelling on this day, we recommend you check your journey again before you travel.
  

Fares and ticketing 

We’re working on a range of options to help you get to where you need to be with the minimum of fuss. We’ll publish more details soon.

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

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