Tuesday 4 May 2004

RAIL SERVICES FOR READING FESTIVAL

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western

Rail services between London Paddington and Reading Station will be affected by engineering work, due to be carried out by Network Rail during the August Bank Holiday weekend. All the lines will be closed at Slough for the three-day break to enable around £8 million of renewals to be carried out to an area of track which has not been upgraded since the 1970s. From Saturday August 21 until Saturday August 28 two of the four lines will be closed resulting in a reduction in the train services between Reading and London Paddington. During the Bank Holiday weekend itself, from 01.15 Saturday August 28 until 05.45 Tuesday August 31, all the lines will be closed at Slough. The closure will not affect Friday August 27.                         Reading Station will remain open throughout and passengers travelling west from here, or using Heathrow Express, will remain unaffected. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the daytime there will be train services between Reading and London Waterloo. During Saturday, Sunday and Monday overnight there will be bus services between Reading and London Paddington. From Tuesday there will be a normal service. -more- Reading Festival – 2 Special Bank Holiday timetables detailing all the services alterations will be published nearer the time. For more information, please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

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