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.

No trains at Swindon on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March

Start date
24/03/2018  00:00
End date
25/03/2018 
Route affected
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between London Paddington and Swindon / Cheltenham / Gloucester

between London Paddington and Bristol stations / Swansea / Plymouth / Penzance

between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa, and also in the Bristol Temple Meads area, closing lines.

No trains will call at Swindon station all day on Saturday or Sunday.

Saturday:

Some Great Western Railway services between London Paddington, Reading, Bedwyn, Bristol stations, Swansea and Plymouth will be amended, diverted or cancelled.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Reading, Swindon and Chippenham
  • Reading, Swindon and Gloucester (fast)
  • Reading and Gloucester (calling at all stations via Kemble and Stroud)
  • Chippenham and Westbury
Some late night buses will be extended to cover cancelled train services.

Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will be retimed.

Sunday:

Some Great Western Railway services between London Paddington, Reading, Bedwyn, Bristol stations, Swansea and Plymouth will be amended, diverted or cancelled.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Reading, Swindon and Chippenham
  • Reading, Swindon and Gloucester (fast), 
  • Reading and Gloucester (calling at all stations via Kemble and Stroud). 
  • Chippenham and Westbury
Some late night buses will be extended to cover cancelled train services.

Check before you travel:

Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will be retimed.

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

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.