Train passengers warned to expect delays over Easter weekend
TRAIN company First Great Western has warned passengers travelling over the Easter Weekend to expect delays.
The company is advising customers travelling to and from Bristol and Bath over the Easter weekend to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as Network Rail continues a major upgrade of Reading Station.
The work between Friday, March 29, to Monday, April 1, and Sunday, April 7, means that First Great Western will have to make significant changes to train services running through Reading and surrounding stations.
A revised train service will run to London Paddington, via Oxford, not calling at Didcot Parkway and Reading. Journeys to London will take around one hour 10 minutes longer than usual.
First Great Western’s Managing Director, Mark Hopwood said: “Once complete the work in and around Reading will help us reduce delays and improve performance for customers across the whole network. But we know that, in the short term, this work will mean some inconvenience for customers.
“Our priority is making sure customers can still get to where they need to go, and we will be running special services over diversionary routes, and providing alternative transport to minimise inconvenience as much as possible, although some journeys may take significantly longer than normal.”