gwr train strike

Network Rail Improvement Works

Network Rail improvement works taking place over Easter (Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April) and on Sundays 16, 23 April & 14 May. This work is vital to ensure the railway remains safe and reliable for operation.

On the dates affected, no trains will run between Reading and Westbury, or Reading and Basingstoke. Buses will replace trains and journey times may be different to normal, with journeys also taking longer than usual.

The long distance services between Devon & Cornwall will also be diverted and journey times will be extended by around 30 minutes.

Journey planners have been updated and Network Rail will also be making customers aware through social media, station posters, station and on-board announcements.

Customers should check before they travel on and more information about the works, including where replacement buses will stop, is available at