Additional rail infrastructure work is required over the weekend 14th/15th October 2017.
Network Rail need to carry out further testing of overhead wires in the Reading area. This is needed so that we can extend our new electric local trains to Didcot from January, which in turn releases diesel trains to cascade to the west.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to divert into other London stations, and journeys involving stations between Reading and London will involve a replacement bus, or changing trains at Reading to Waterloo. Some trains may not be running and journeys will be longer.
We have put a broad outline of the services impacted, which include the sleeper, on a dedicated web page: www.gwr.com/reading2017
This does not yet include specific timetables. These are still being finalised with Network Rail and they should be available on line early this week.
For further updates, please check www.gwr.com