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.

Buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Start date
20/11/2017  00:00
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. If you are travelling to or from Didcot Parkway you will be able to use alternative train services. Buses will run from Chippenham to Reading, calling at Swindon. You will need to change at Bath Spa for an alternative train service to Chippenham.

The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington
service will run as normal between Swansea and Bristol Parkway, it will then be diverted to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Alternative train services will be available between Bristol Temple Meads and London.

The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading, not calling at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Chippenham, calling to set down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A bus will also run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Chippenham or Reading. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway, you will be able to use alternative trains between London / Reading and Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Reading to Chippenham, calling at Swindon.

The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon service will be extended to call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to both Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and at Bath Spa to set down only.

 

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon. A second bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Parkway, calling at Swindon. If you are travelling from Reading to Didcot Parkway, alternative train services will be available.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham / Bath Spa.

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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.