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 late night Great Western Railway services from Monday 17 to Friday 21 July

Start date
17/07/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford / Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea /  Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work across various parts of the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday - Tuesday

21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate at Oxford. A bus will operate from Oxford to Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill. There will also be a minibus from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling as above except Charlbury.

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. Road transport will operate between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford for onward rail connections.

Monday - Thursday

The following trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway / Swindon and Chippenham:

  • 17.42 Penzance to London Paddington
  • 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  • 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  • 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea
  • 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central 


You will need to use alternative rail or buses services to complete your journeys.

20:29 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted after Bristol Parkway, to terminate Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to use alternative bus and rail services to complete your journey.


22:27 London Paddington to Oxford will terminate at Didcot Parkway.The 23:18 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

23:32 London Paddington to Oxford will terminate Didcot Parkway. The 00:22(Sat) London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway, Appleford, Culham and Radley.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


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