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Author Topic: No trains between Theale and Westbury from Sat 18 Feb to Thu 2 Mar  (Read 972 times)
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« on: February 14, 2023, 02:01:57 pm »

The line between Westbury and Theale will be completely closed between Sat 18 Feb - Thu 2 Mar which means no trains will be calling at intermediate stations: Pewsey, Bedwyn, Hungerford, Kintbury, Newbury, Newbury Racecourse, Thatcham, Midgham and Aldermaston. A rail replacement bus service will be in operation.

More details on the GWR (Great Western Railway) website:
https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/planned-engineering/newbury

Apparently, this work is essential to protect the ongoing safety of the route and involves relaying life-expired track, replacing lineside equipment and renewing structures. I do realise this sort of work is essential, but I think it is rather excessive to close such a long section of line for such a long time.  Angry
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2023, 02:59:46 pm »

More importantly, it means that any issues between Swindon and Reading during this period will likely cause a complete meltdown.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2023, 03:11:04 pm »

Track replacement work (mainly on the up line) in progress today at Newbury Racecourse and Newbury.
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