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As thousands head off for the Easter weekend, commuters who travel through Reading are being warned of disruption as the station is closed due to £900m upgrade.
There are no direct services from Swindon, Oxford and Newbury to London. Trains from Bournemouth and Southampton to the north will also be affected. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
First Great Western Managing Director Mark Hopwood explains in detail the changes to services and why the work is needed. He spoke to our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
Part of the station will remain closed for another week causing further disruption. Reading is the busiest station outside London and buses will replace some trains with others diverted.
Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers will face major disruption with a complete closure of the lines through Reading from tonight until next Tuesday. It will allow for the completion of the first stage of the £900 million upgrade of the station.
Railway lines through Reading are closing today until Tuesday. It's to allow completion of the first stage of the £900m upgrade of the station. Buses will replace some trains, with others diverted. The station is the busiest outside London.
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An army of workers will move in to work on Reading's rails - 6, 000 hotel rooms have been booked over the week to accommodate them.