Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced engineering works over the Christmas period. Some routes will be diverted and buses will replace some trains (the buses can carry folding bikes only).
Travel to London
No trains will run on the GWR network on 25 or 26 December, and on 24 and 27 December there will be no trains running between London Paddington and Slough. Some long distance trains will be diverted to London Marylebone. GWR suggest that you can also travel to London on South Western Railway from Reading, or on Chiltern Railways from Oxford.
Travel to Southampton
Most services in this area will be diverted via Eastleigh. GWR say train travel into Southampton is available by changing at Salisbury or Eastleigh.
Travel to Gatwick Airport
At Redhill, on the North Downs Line, trains will only run between Reading and Reigate. Buses
will connect from Reigate to Redhill and Gatwick Airport.