See below for details of road, bus and rail information links across our area.

Roads

M4 Closures during Sept & Oct 2020

Local stretches of the M4 will be closed for resurfacing work:

  • 9pm Fri 11 Sept to 6am Mon 14 Sept – M4 eastbound between J15 (Swindon east) and  J14 (Hungerford)
  • 9pm Fri 1 Oct to 6am on Mon 5 Oct – M4 eastbound between J13 (Chieveley) and J12 (Theale)

Highways England has said that significant delays are expected during the closures.

More information from Highways Agency  info@highwaysengland.co.uk or 0300 123 5000.

 

General Road & Traffic Information

There are several sources which provide information about roadworks, delays and closures and traffic incidents:

StreetworksRoadworks.org and one.network provide essentially the same information about roadworks and traffic incidents but their interfaces and functionality differs.

Traffic Update provides similar information but the site is harder to search in rural areas (though you can find information on specific trunk roads easily using the menu at the top).

For information generally on major road projects, please visit the Highways England website.

Waze App gives you the best route in real time with help from fellow drivers.

@WBerksRoads twitter feed about roadworks and reported problems through West Berks Council.

West Berkshire Council, Swindon Council, and Wiltshire Council have links to maps of their areas showing roadworks and delays. The Vale of White Horse Council’s section is rather less useful.

Reporting problems

Click here for how to report reporting problems with roads and pavements (including faulty traffic lights, potholes, abandoned cars and many other issues) in West Berkshire,  Wiltshire, Swindon and Vale of White Horse.

Rail

Sept 2020 local trains for school pupils update: 
  • 7 – 11 Sept inclusive there will be an additional service stopping at Hungerford at 0807 and arriving Newbury at 0815.
  • From 14 Sept there will be a permanent solution of a 0756 from Hungerford, arriving Newbury 0807 – also stopping at Kintbury en route.

National Rail Enquiries

Great Western Railways operate services in this area. Worth checking their Journey Checker before you travel.

Bedwyn Train Passenger Group provides information on any issues or disruptions between Theale and Bedwyn. Please email info@bedwyntrains.org.uk to go on their mailing list.

Bus services

Information supplied by the following district councils can be found here:

West Berkshire
Vale of White Horse
Wiltshire (Connecting Wiltshire)
Swindon

Community bus services

Community minibus and car schemes provide transport services primarily, but not exclusively, for older and disabled people in West BerkshireWiltshire & SwindonWantage. They often need volunteer drivers.

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