Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
I need help
About .
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 08:55 23 Mar 2023
- Train strikes planned in March and April suspended
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 tomorrow - FoSBR AGM 2023
30/03/23 - Railfuture Annual, Leeds
28/04/23 - Bristol Model Railex
31/05/23 - WWRUG meeting

On this day
23rd Mar (2020)
Lockdown - Covid-19

Train RunningCancelled
05:58 Swansea to London Paddington
08:06 London Paddington to Newbury
08:31 Reading to London Paddington
09:02 Oxford to London Paddington
09:48 Newbury to London Paddington
Short Run
06:42 Weymouth to Bristol Parkway
07:27 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
07:59 Gatwick Airport to Reading
08:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern
09:00 Cardiff Central to Weston-Super-Mare
09:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
10:04 Reading to Gatwick Airport
10:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
11:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
11:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
12:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
12:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
13:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
14:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
14:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
15:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
16:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
17:50 Reading to Gatwick Airport
19:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
20:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
21:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
21:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport
PollsOpen and recent polls
Closed 2023-03-19 First Group - doing a good job?
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
March 23, 2023, 08:57:42 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[196] Rail unions strike action 2022/2023
[66] Aberthaw Power Station and Decarbonisation
[56] East-West Rail: Bicester residents call for rail crossing upda...
[44] What is the best fare option for 4 on / 4 off overnight shifts...
[40] Storing petrol
[38] 'Excitement' at Pinhoe station - 20/03/2023
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
No New Posts Introductions and chat
Please introduce yourself here, and chat through related subjects not covered elsewhere
5308 Posts
557 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Are you a lurker? Are y...
on February 22, 2023, 08:32:50 am
No New Posts Who's who on Western railways
It's often hard to find who's responsible for what, who's helpful and not ...
3171 Posts
334 Topics
Last post by bobm
in Re: Roger Newman - RIP
on February 04, 2023, 09:03:18 pm
No New Posts Smoke and Mirrors
Tired of being passed from one person to the next and next, and back to the start?
2354 Posts
198 Topics
Last post by Ralph Ayres
in Re: Booze Ban and other ...
on March 12, 2023, 12:27:00 am
No New Posts Fare's Fair
Discussion of tickets, options and pricing - a minefield that it's hard for the customer to understand
24774 Posts
1933 Topics
Last post by stuving
in Re: What is the best far...
on Yesterday at 08:08:17 pm
No New Posts Buses and other ways to travel
There may be other options than a train. Bus, plane, ferry, car, taxi posts welcome! And mixed mode too!
Data Managers: Bus_Lady, VickiS
11578 Posts
1231 Topics
Last post by infoman
in Re: bus protest BAWA clu...
on March 18, 2023, 07:46:15 am
No New Posts Your rights and redress
What to do if things go wrong - the connection misses or the train's too full.
2236 Posts
198 Topics
Last post by PhilWakely
in Re: Delay Repay changes ...
on March 20, 2023, 09:57:47 am
No New Posts Across the West
General rail topics - PLEASE CHECK to see if your topic would be better on one of the other boards first!
59898 Posts
1990 Topics
Last post by ChrisB
in Re: Infrastructure probl...
on Today at 08:12:27 am
No New Posts Diary - what's happening when?
Events on the railway - and that the railway may take you to - in the Great Western area.
3105 Posts
480 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: Timeline - Melksham ...
on March 15, 2023, 04:44:07 pm
No New Posts The Wider Picture - related rail and other transport issues
This board is currently being revised and split into two new boards, covering related rail, public and other transport issues which may be of interest, either within the UK (including journeys to and / or from the UK) or other such issues / incidents which occur overseas
10996 Posts
1176 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: The Wider Picture - ...
on November 28, 2022, 08:36:57 am
No New Posts Looking forward - after Coronavirus to 2045
Rebuilding in the South West and South Wales - use, infrastructure and other changes
7994 Posts
402 Topics
Last post by JayMac
in Re: 16th March 2022 - Wh...
on March 21, 2023, 09:27:18 pm
No New Posts Media about railways, and other means of transport
For news of television, radio, social media, the printed word and any other medium with railway / other means of transport content, and discussion of it after it has been released.
2397 Posts
304 Topics
Last post by infoman
in Sky news at London eusto...
on March 18, 2023, 07:50:14 am
No New Posts Active travel: Cyclists and walkers, including how the railways deal with them
Bikes - whether folding cycle, unicycle, bicycle or tricycle - and their interractions with the railways. Hikers and backpackers too.
Data Manager: CyclingSid
1680 Posts
177 Topics
Last post by CyclingSid
in Re: On target for Net Ze...
on March 13, 2023, 05:14:18 pm
No New Posts The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom
Related railway, infrastructure, public and other transport incidents and issues within the United Kingdom - please also post here any topics relating to journeys to or from the UK
14597 Posts
970 Topics
Last post by CyclingSid
in Re: Railway bridges stru...
on Today at 07:04:50 am
No New Posts The Wider Picture Overseas
Related railway, infrastructure, public and other transport incidents and issues in the Republic of Ireland, Europe and elsewhere in the World, which are specific to that location
2422 Posts
348 Topics
Last post by infoman
in BBC takes a rail trip up...
on March 20, 2023, 12:34:51 pm
No New Posts London to Reading
London, Ealing, Slough, Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading services - post here also for issues affecting Reading Station and Reading commuters particularly
Data Manager: Ollie
8762 Posts
593 Topics
Last post by ChrisB
in Re: Court report - death...
on March 21, 2023, 09:50:06 am
No New Posts London to Kennet Valley
Paddington to Theale, Midgham, Thatcham, Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford, Bedwyn, Pewsey and Westbury
1853 Posts
177 Topics
Last post by Thatcham Crossing
in Re: No trains between Th...
on February 21, 2023, 03:11:04 pm
No New Posts London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury
London to Tilehurst and stations to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury
3079 Posts
223 Topics
Last post by Hal
in Tilehurst station upgrad...
on March 11, 2023, 03:22:53 pm
No New Posts London to Swindon and Bristol
London to Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and Weston super Mare
2824 Posts
372 Topics
Last post by Mark A
in Re: Chelmsford - about n...
on March 18, 2023, 06:16:53 pm
No New Posts London to South Wales
London to Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea (Post here on other operator's services from England to Cardiff if you like)
2133 Posts
231 Topics
Last post by stuving
in Re: question about Lando...
on March 20, 2023, 06:58:57 pm
No New Posts London to the West
to and from Westbury, Taunton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Plymouth and Cornwall (Other operators services to Exeter and Plymouth - posts welcome)
8019 Posts
520 Topics
Last post by GBM
in Re: Person vs Train 11th...
on February 13, 2023, 06:29:22 am
No New Posts Thames Valley Branches
Ealing to Greenford, Hayes and Harlington into Heathrow, Slough to Windsor, Maidenhead to Marlow, Twyford to Henley and Reading to Basingstoke
1790 Posts
152 Topics
Last post by Marlburian
in Re: Henley/Marlow branch...
on February 19, 2023, 03:21:55 pm
No New Posts London to the Cotswolds
London to Moreton in Marsh, Evesham, Worcester, Malvern and Hereford
Data Manager: IndustryInsider
9264 Posts
510 Topics
Last post by ray951
in Re: 2023 Delays and Canc...
on Yesterday at 11:19:56 am
No New Posts North Downs Line
Reading, Wokingham, Farnborough, Guildford, Dorking, Reigate, Redhill and Gatwick
1151 Posts
175 Topics
Last post by CyclingSid
in Re: Reading: Work on 106...
on February 12, 2023, 03:53:14 pm
No New Posts TransWilts line
Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury
Data Manager: Reginald25
8769 Posts
831 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: 2023 - Train update ...
on March 19, 2023, 10:03:43 am
No New Posts Heart of Wessex
Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Castle Cary, Frome to Westbury, onward service to Bath and Bristol
Data Manager: rogerw
2756 Posts
297 Topics
Last post by RichardB
in Re: North Dorset's three...
on January 22, 2023, 01:38:37 pm
No New Posts Portsmouth to Cardiff
Including Brighton services, and Southampton, Salisbury and Trowbridge to Bath and Bristol. Also other TOC services from Portsmouth / Southampton to Salisbury
3438 Posts
407 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: More 4 car 158s for ...
on March 01, 2023, 11:30:00 pm
No New Posts Bristol (WECA) Commuters
From Trowbridge and Bath, from Weston and beyond, from South Wales, Cheltenham and Severn Beach into Bristol and Bath
12773 Posts
814 Topics
Last post by Red Squirrel
in Re: underground plans fo...
on Today at 08:52:56 am
No New Posts To Oxford, Didcot and Reading from West
Journeys from Swindon and West thereof to Oxford, Reading and other stations outside London
Data Manager: grahame
463 Posts
35 Topics
Last post by Timmer
in Re: The cost of a lack o...
on February 14, 2023, 07:51:43 pm
No New Posts Wales local journeys
Great Western within South Wales and Transport for Wales (Trafnidiaeth Cymru Trenau)
3348 Posts
360 Topics
Last post by froome
in Re: Manchester to West W...
on Yesterday at 10:11:12 am
No New Posts Shorter journeys in Devon
From Exeter to Exmouth, Barnstaple, Okehampton, Torbay and Plymouth
5000 Posts
341 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: Misleading automated...
on March 18, 2023, 02:45:41 pm
No New Posts Plymouth and Cornwall
Journeys from Plymouth to Penzance, and Gunnislake, Looe, Newquay, Falmouth and St Ives lines.
8825 Posts
610 Topics
Last post by infoman
in Newquay to be avoided on...
on March 02, 2023, 06:02:30 pm
No New Posts Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham
Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and onwards
1529 Posts
134 Topics
Last post by patch38
in Unexploded bomb found at...
on February 07, 2023, 02:41:05 pm
No New Posts South Western services
Services operated by South West Trains or First MTR from August 2017, their stations, trains, etc.
Data Manager: JayMac
4881 Posts
413 Topics
Last post by bradshaw
in Re: 'Excitement' at Pinh...
on Yesterday at 02:51:49 pm
No New Posts Cross Country services
Trains and routes operated by Cross Country trains
2540 Posts
175 Topics
Last post by paul7575
in Re: Voyager upgrades to ...
on March 12, 2023, 01:55:58 pm
No New Posts Chiltern Railways services
For lines and services operated by Chiltern Railways
2674 Posts
116 Topics
Last post by stuving
in Re: East-West Rail: Bice...
on Yesterday at 11:08:14 pm
No New Posts Transport for London
Underground, Overground, TfL Rail, Crossrail. And posts on buses, trams, light rail and on the river too.
3146 Posts
155 Topics
Last post by infoman
in Re: Tottenham court road...
on March 20, 2023, 06:10:04 pm
No New Posts Campaigns for new and improved services
A place to post about other campaigns for improved services and link to their web sites
7132 Posts
257 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: East - West Rail upd...
on March 21, 2023, 10:55:31 am
No New Posts News, Help and Assistance
News about this site, and an area where you can ask for help on how to use it and other online sites
3345 Posts
355 Topics
Last post by PhilWakely
in Re: OTD - 26th February ...
on February 26, 2023, 08:30:20 am
No New Posts The Lighter Side
Games, Quizzes, Trivia, etc
27038 Posts
1963 Topics
Last post by patch38
in Re: Where is / was Graha...
on March 21, 2023, 04:50:40 pm
No New Posts The West - but NOT trains in the West
An area where you can post about people and places in the West which are not train related
2017 Posts
278 Topics
Last post by rogerpatenall
in Re: Castle Cary: history...
on January 28, 2023, 11:57:53 am
No New Posts Heritage railway lines, Railtours, other rail based attractions
Railways lines and rail attractions, largely separate from the national network. Covers those saved from closure, reinstated or specially built.
4256 Posts
350 Topics
Last post by ChrisB
in Re: Return of regular tr...
on March 09, 2023, 11:57:09 am
No New Posts Railway History and related topics
Railways as they were - mainly GWR area, but some UK and even overseas. Things we can't see any more and are not campaigning to get back, including model railways
914 Posts
163 Topics
Last post by bobm
in Re: On this day 5th Marc...
on March 07, 2023, 03:07:48 pm

* Great Western Coffee Shop - Info Center
Upcoming Calendar
Calendar Upcoming Events: FoSBR AGM 2023, Railfuture Annual, Leeds
Forum Stats
Forum Stats 329171 Posts in 24508 Topics by 2911 Members. Latest Member: mikeb48
Latest Post: "Re: underground plans fo..." ( Today at 08:52:56 am )
View the most recent posts on the forum.
[More Stats]
Users Online
Users Online 26 Guests, 3 Users
Users active in past 15 minutes:
broadgage, PrestburyRoad, Red Squirrel
Most Online Today: 55. Most Online Ever: 1786 (October 28, 2019, 06:45:05 pm)
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by customers of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link to report). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page