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Christmas Disruption
Christmas Travel 2015/2016

This Christmas sees a large programme of rail improvement work in preparation for the start of Crossrail services in 2019. Services will be altered and diverted from Thursday 24 December 2015 until Sunday 03 January 2016 as part of engineering work in the Thames Valley.

All services

Thursday 24 December to Saturday 26 December

Services will finish earlier than normal on Christmas Eve with last trains departing before 21:30.

There will be no trains across our network on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Check your journey for advice on train times and disruptions.

Reading and London services

27 and Monday 28 December

There will be 2 direct GWR trains an hour between Reading and London Waterloo calling at Basingstoke only.

Tickets will be accepted on South West Trains services between Reading and London Waterloo.
No trains between Slough and London Paddington station.
High speed services will be diverted to either London Marylebone or London Waterloo.
Services in the Thames Valley will operate to Slough – replacement buses will run from Slough to Hillingdon to connect with London Underground. Services on the Metropolitan or Piccadilly Lines into Central London and replacement

buses will operate between Slough and Ealing Broadway calling at all stations.
South West Trains will be operating 2 trains per hour between Reading and London Waterloo on Sunday 27 December and 4 trains per hour on Monday.

28 December

There will be no Heathrow Connect or Heathrow Express services operating.

Railair coach services will be operating a half hourly service between Reading and Heathrow airport.

29 December to 3 January

Trains will run from/to London Paddington to an amended timetable.
Tuesday 29 December until Sunday 3 January trains will run from/to London Paddington to an amended timetable.

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