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 4 to Friday 8 December

Start date
04/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, resulting in the closure of various lines.


The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will not call at Bristol Parkway. A bus service will run, earlier, from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with the train.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea is diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway journey times will be extended after leaving Swindon.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted and is replaced by a bus Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.


The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Redhill. Customers should use alternative trains between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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


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.