Train Service Disruption Over Festive Season

As part of HS2’s construction works at Old Oak Common, just to the west of London Paddington, there will be no train services into or out of London Paddington on Sunday 24 and Wednesday 27 December. 

On these days, long-distance and most local GWR services will start/terminate at Reading instead of London Paddington. Limited GWR services and Elizabeth line services will run between Reading and Ealing Broadway. Customers can transfer at Ealing Broadway between national rail and London Underground services (Central and District lines) to/from central London.

Also, as usual, there will be no services across the GWR network on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

A spokesperson for GWR said, “Our advice to customers is to travel on alternative days to ensure a smoother journey. For those that need to travel, we recommend allowing plenty of time to reach their destination, especially if they’re making onward connections. Journey planners have been updated with details on all closures. We are making customers aware through traditional and social media, on board and station announcements, as well as station posters.”

More information is available at and Any help you can give in sharing this with your networks will be very helpful, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.



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