26 March 2017 Network Rail electrification Great Western mainline between Reading and Paddington

You may have heard that additional improvement work will take place between Reading and Paddington this Sunday, 26 March.   This will allow Network Rail to complete a key piece of work for the electrification of the Great Western mainline.

This means significant changes to London Paddington rail services throughout Sunday morning.

Services will operate normally after 1300 and we are encouraging customers to switch to later journeys.  To help with that we will accept fixed train tickets on services running later in the day.

Full details of the changes are on our website www.GWR.com/26March

As this work was not in Network Rail’s original programme, we have not been able to give customers as much notice as usual.

I would reiterate that this applies only to Sunday morning services; travel after 1300 is unaffected.

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway

Travelling to/from West of England

An hourly train service will run between the West of England and Reading. Passengers for London should change at Reading for a connecting bus service to Heathrow for train services into the capital. Tickets will be accepted.

Travelling to England vs Lithuania at Wembley Stadium

Fans travelling to Wembley should travel after 1300 if possible.