Thursday, July 18, 2024

Large scale works at Newbury railway station

Paul Walter’s photo above shows the large scale of works currently being carried out at Newbury Railway station. It was taken at 20:17 last night, Tuesday 21st February.

There have also been many sightings of workers in orange hi-vis suits around the railway in West Berkshire.

Great Western Railway say the current local works and service disruption will continue until Thursday March 2nd. Their website has a full description of the works and says:

Rail improvement work will affect trains between Reading and Westbury.

Trains between London Paddington and Devon/Cornwall will continue to run using an alternative route via Swindon.

Buses are planned to replace trains between:

  • Theale and Bedwyn (Weekdays until 20:00 and all day on Saturdays)
  • Reading and Bedwyn (Weekdays after 20:00 and all day on Sundays)
  • Pewsey and Swindon (all dates)
  • Chippenham and Westbury (Monday to Fridays – off-peak services only)