Rail Works Could Affect Weekend Journeys

3 May 2013, 06:00

6 million journeys are expected to be made over the bank holiday with services between Reading and Basingstoke affected by engineering works.

Although routes are affected this weekend, the Association of Train Operating Companies (Atoc) said there would be a third fewer buses replacing trains than on the same weekend last year.

Routes affected by engineering work this weekend include all services between Reading in Berkshire and Basingstoke in Hampshire.

On Sunday buses will replace trains between Reading West and Basinsgtoke, trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be replaced by buses between Reigate, Redhill and Gatwick Airport. There is also engineering work between Twyford and Didcot Parkway affecting train times on Saturday evening and Sunday.

"The vast majority of people taking the train should experience no disruption because of improvement works taking place.'' Atoc chief executive Michael Roberts said: "Across the network as a whole, bank holidays tend to be quieter than normal on the railways. But we're still expecting millions of passengers to get out and about visiting friends and family, travelling to festivals or heading to sporting events."

Find out out if your journey is affected.