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 Swindon on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

Start date
02/12/2017  00:00
End date
03/12/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Penzance / Cheltenham Spa / Weston-super-Mare / Paignton

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Buses will also run between Reading and Swindon. Some late night / early morning bus journeys will be extended to Chippenham.

An amended service will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway and also between Swindon and Bristol.

Some trains between London Paddington and South Wales / Bristol will be diverted via Newbury.

Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

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.