Changes to train times

 

Great Western Railway services during Christmas and New Year 2018/19

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Great Western Railway will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

To check your journey, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

 

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Saturday 22 December

 

A normal service is running, subject to engineering works. 

Sunday 23 December

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  • There will be no trains to or from London Paddington.
  • Long distance services will start / terminate at Reading.
  • Local trains in the Thames Valley will start / terminate at Slough, from where there will be various options to continue your journey towards London.
  • Buses will replace trains between Slough and Burnham after 17:30.
  • Buses will run between Maidenhead / Marlow and High Wycombe for Chiltern Railways services to / from London Marylebone.

Further information regarding the engineering works and alternative travel options can be found here.

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Monday 24 December

 

Services will shut down earlier than usual, between 21:30 and 22:30.

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  • There will be no trains to or from London Paddington.
  • Long distance services will start / terminate at Reading.
  • Local trains in the Thames Valley will start / terminate at Slough, from where there will be various options to continue your journey towards London.
  • Buses will replace trains between Slough and Burnham after 17:30.
  • Buses will run between Maidenhead / Marlow and High Wycombe for Chiltern Railways services to / from London Marylebone.

Further information regarding the engineering works and alternative travel options can be found here. 

Tuesday 25 December

 

No Great Western Railway services will operate on Christmas Day.

 

Wednesday 26 December

 

No services will run.

Thursday 27 December

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  •  A reduced service of four trains per hour (2 local and 2 long distance) will operate between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford.
  • Train services between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only.
  • Services between London Paddington and Greenford will not run.

 

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow. 

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

No trains will call at Burnham or Taplow after 22:15 until the end of service. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow to connect with train services.

Friday 28 December

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  •  A reduced service of four trains per hour (2 local and 2 long distance) will operate between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford.
  • Train services between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only.
  • Services between London Paddington and Greenford will not run. 

 

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow:

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

 

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines after 23:45.

After 23:45, no trains will call at Pangbourne. A replacement bus service will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst to connect with train services.

Saturday 29 December

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  •  A reduced service of four trains per hour (2 local and 2 long distance) will operate between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford.
  • Train services between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only.
  • Services between London Paddington and Greenford will not run.

 

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow:

  • Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

    An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

Sunday 30 December

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

 

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

  • There will be no trains to or from London Paddington.
  • Long distance services will start / terminate at Reading.
  • Local trains in the Thames Valley will start / terminate at Slough, from where there will be various options to continue your journey towards London.
  • Early morning trains to / from Burnham will be replaced by buses between Burnham and Slough, connecting with train services to / from Slough.            
  • Buses will run between Maidenhead / Marlow and High Wycombe for Chiltern Railways services to / from London Marylebone.

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow:

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

Monday 31 December

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

 

Major improvement work at London Paddington:

Early morning trains to / from Burnham will be replaced by buses between Burnham and Slough, connecting with train services to / from Slough.

 

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow:

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

Tuesday 1 January 2019

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge).

 

Major improvement work between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction / Chepstow:

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, with both fast and stopping buses running on this route.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and Newport, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

The "Night Riviera" Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge). 

 

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing some lines on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

As a result, the 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, with journeys taking up to 27 minutes longer than usual.

Thursday 3 January 2019

 

Major improvement work at Westbury:

  • No trains will call at Westbury or Dilton Marsh. Long distance services will run to a reduced timetable, with additional stops at Frome for road transport to / from Westbury.
  • Train services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Cardiff Central and Trowbridge, and also between Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will mostly run between Frome and Weymouth. A limited number of trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, but these will not call at Westbury, and will reverse direction during the journey.
  • Great Western Railway services to / from Brighton will not run beyond Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative services.

Replacement bus services will operate between:

  • Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
  • Westbury and Dilton Marsh.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham and Trowbridge). 

 

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing some lines on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

As a result, the 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, with journeys taking up to 27 minutes longer than usual. 

Last updated:   06 October 2018