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 midweek service between Reading and Bristol / Gloucester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Start date
19/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central

Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon / Chippenham and Bath Spa / Gloucester, closing the lines via Chippenham and Kemble each night.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:31 London Paddington to Cardiff Central trains will divert and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Road transport will operate from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. The buses continue onwards to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will divert via Yate. A bus will be provided to run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa via Kemble and Stroud.

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.