Passengers planning to travel to or from London Paddington on the morning of Sunday May 12 are being urged to check their journeys in advance as services will start later than usual owing to engineering work taking place between London Paddington and Reading.

Overnight track renewal work on the approach to London Paddington will now continue until 8am to allow further track work to be completed.

Improvement work has been taking place through the night this week to boost reliability and performance for passengers, however, additional work to replace a number of sleepers is now required to complete this work and prevent a temporary speed restriction being introduced.

The following Great Western Railway services will be affected by this additional engineering work:

  • 06:20 Reading to London Paddington- cancelled
  • 07:36 London Paddington to Great Malvern- starts at Oxford
  • 07:38 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway- starts at Reading
  • 07:51 London Paddington to Penzance- delayed by around 10 minutes
  • 08:00 London Paddington to Exeter St. Davids- delayed by around 3 minutes

There will also be no Elizabeth Line services between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 09:00 on Sunday May 12. Passengers planning to travel before this time are advised to use London Underground or bus services.

Information on alternative routes can be found using TfL’s Journey Planner: Plan a journey - Transport for London (

Passengers using mainline services can check their journeys in advance at Great Western Railway ( or National Rail Enquiries.