Update on Windsor Railway works in March


There will be major railway engineering works taking place on the Windsor line (Staines to Windsor and Eton Riverside station) from 0045 on Sat 6th March until 0500 on Sat 13th March (7 days). Click on the picture for full info.

During these works the Datchet Level Crossing will be closed for 3 days (0040 Sat 6th to 0040 Mon 8th March and Mays Level Crossing will then be closed for 3 days from 0040 Mon 8th to 0040 Wed 10th March .


Between now and 2024 we're upgrading the signalling equipment controlled by our Feltham Area Signalling Centre and Wokingham Signal Box to improve the reliability of over 80 miles of railway, mainly in South West and Greater London. This March, engineers will install 21 foundations for new signalling equipment (to be commissioned in August 2023) and carry out track and structural maintenance between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Buses will replace SWR services between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside throughout this closure and some train services will be altered.

  • London to Windsor services will divert after (or terminate at) Staines. Passengers for Wraysbury, Sunnymeads, Datchet and Windsor should change at Staines for a rail replacement bus service

  • Passengers should check before travelling at National Rail Enquiries or South Western Railway (SWR) as some services will be retimed

  • On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March, maintenance work will affect services between Virginia Water and Reading and on the Hounslow Loop.

  • On Sunday 7 March, London Paddington will be closed affecting Great Western Railway services to Windsor & Eton Central – more information is available here.

While the railway is closed and alongside our signalling and track work, we will clear litter at Wraysbury, Sunnymeads, Datchet and Windsor stations. This work will improve the passenger experience of using our stations and will be of benefit to local lineside neighbours.