Great Western Railway Status | Buses replace trains between Newbury and Bedwyn from 22:15 on Monday 16 until 06:00 on Friday 20 September

Updated at: 03-Jul-2024 09:06:08: AM

Operator:  Great Western Railway

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Routes affected:

Great Western Railway services to / from / via Newbury / Bedwyn

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place between Newbury and Bedwyn, closing all lines throughout the day from Monday evening until Friday morning.


The 21:57 and 22:47 Newbury to Bedwyn services will not run, and will be replaced by road transport, calling all stations.

The 22:30 London Paddington to Bedwyn service will terminate Newbury. Road transport from Newbury to all stations to Bedwyn.

The 22:25 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run, and will be replaced by earlier road transport, calling all stations.

The 23:17 Bedwyn to Reading will start from Newbury. Earlier road transport will run from Bedwyn via Hungerford and Kintbury to Newbury, connecting with the train. There will also be road transport at 23:38 from Bedwyn to Reading, calling Hungerford and Kintbury, then setting down only at Newbury, Thatcham and Reading.

Tuesday to Thursday:

Local services:

Trains will run between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury only.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Newbury and Bedwyn, calling at all stations.
  • Chippenham and Westbury.

At Trowbridge, buses to Westbury will stop for customers to disembark only and buses from Westbury will stop to pick up customers only.

Long distance services:

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance that usually run via Newbury will be diverted to run on alternative routes, and will run to a reduced frequency. These trains will not call at Newbury, Hungerford or Pewsey, and some of these trains will additionally call at Swindon.


The 05:32 Bedwyn to London Paddington service will not run. You should travel on later train services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.

Please be advised that replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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