Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended overnight Great Western Railway services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

Start date
27/03/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work on the Great Western Railway network at various locations closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:46 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Gloucester. Customers should use rail connection from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:12 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.

From 22:00, some trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Chippenham / Bath Spa.

The 21:54 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted between Swindon and Gloucester via Severn Tunnel Junction (not calling). A bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations via Kemble.

The 22:01 Cheltenham Spa and Swindon is replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Swindon.


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.