SWT Basingstoke to Reading route learning trips


159014 passing through Mortimer Station. Photograph by Colin Duff

In preparation for SWT West of England services diverting into Reading during the Waterloo platforms closure in August, a round route learning trip between Basingstoke and Reading is planned for every weekday evening for the next three weeks.  The first was run by 159014 seen here on Monday 3rd July 2017 passing through Mortimer at 18:33½ right time on its way to Reading.

3 car SWT Class 159 route learning runs in preparation for West of England service diverts to Reading during the London Waterloo upgrade work in August.

Stock comes off the normal ECS diagram of 5B98 1715 Totton to Basingstoke.

Runs Monday to Friday from 03/07/17 to 21/07/17.

5Z58 18:23 Basingstoke to Reading

Basingstoke 1823

Bramley (Hants) 1828

Southcote Jn 1844

Oxford Road Jn 1845

Reading 1848

5Z59 18:57 Reading to Basingstoke Bartn Ml C.S.D

Reading 1857

Oxford Road Jn 1901

Southcote Jn 1903

Bramley (Hants) 1916

Basingstoke 1924-1929

Basingstoke Bartn Ml C.S.D 1932