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Engineering Work Affecting Bournemouth – Reading

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On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October there will be some short notice changes to train services in the Reading area.

To support Network Rail’s completion of an important part of the electrification work taking place as they invest in modernising the Great Western Main Line, CrossCountry’s train services from the Midlands and North will terminate at Didcot Parkway, where alternative road transport will be available between:

  • Didcot Parkway – Reading
  • Didcot Parkway – Basingstoke
  • Didcot Parkway – Southampton Central (calling at Winchester)

As engineering work was already taking place between Southampton and Basingstoke, road transport was planned to be, and still is, operating on these days between:

  • Winchester – Basingstoke

Customer Advice

Unfortunately, because of the short notice of this request, journey planning systems do not currently reflect these changes but will do so from Saturday 7 October. Please check your journey using the ‘Buy tickets’ button above.

If you choose to travel on Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 October, please allow more time to complete your journey. If your journey time will be extended, you may travel earlier than your booked train, but please try and travel as close to your original booking as possible.

If you want to change your plans

If you have a CrossCountry Only Advance ticket for travel on either day, you can travel on Friday 13 or Monday 16 October. Please try to travel as close to your original time as possible.

If you no longer wish to travel, please contact your original retailer to discuss a refund.

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