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 late night services from London Paddington from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 January

Start date
01/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham/Bristol Parkway from 22.20 until 05.20 each night, closing some lines.

The following High Speed Services to / from London Paddington will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, NOT calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham:

  • 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids 
  • 22:27 (Mon) and 22:15 (Tue-Thu) London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads 
  • 23.30 (Mon) London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  • 23:30 (Tue-Thu) London Paddington to Cardiff Central 
  • 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington
  • 20:29 (Tue-Thu) Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted after Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate.
  • 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington will depart Bristol Temple Meads


Passengers are to use alternative rail / bus services to complete their journey.

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.