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 Great Western Railway services from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November

Start date
13/11/2017  00:00
End date
17/11/2017 
Route affected

Various routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations across the Great Western Railway network. The following services will be amended:

Monday:

The 04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Customers are advised to travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne.

Monday - Wednesday:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart Patchway and beyond approximately 5 minutes later than normal.

Monday - Thursday:

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington is diverted between Bath Spa and Reading and will not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Bath Spa and Reading.

The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted after Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Customers should use alternate services from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington.

The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington well run later from Bristol Temple Meads and is then diverted between Chippenham and Reading and will not call at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Chippenham and Didcot Parkway.

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids is diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Replacement bus will run between Reading and Chippenham. Customers for Didcot Parkway should change at Reading and use alternative trains. Also the train will have journey times extended after leaving Taunton.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads is diverted between Reading and Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Bath Spa calling at Swindon, Chippenham and Bath Spa. Customers for Didcot Parkway should change at Reading and use alternative trains.

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea is diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway and will not call at Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Replacement bus service will run between Reading and Bristol Parkway calling at Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

The 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids will not run.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central is diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway and will not call at Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Replacement bus service will run between Reading and Bristol Parkway calling at Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

The following services will not call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 21:36 and 23:49 London Paddington to Reading
  • 21:56 and 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford
  • 22:17, 22:48 and 23:17 Reading to London Paddington
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading
  • 00:15 Reading to London Paddington
  • 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

Customers travelling to Burnham and Taplow should travel to Slough to connect with a replacement bus.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

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.

Project Information:

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