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 in the Bristol Temple Meads area from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 April

Start date
16/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Bristol Temple Meads to Frome / Westbury / Swindon

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Westbury, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

17:42 Penzance to London Paddington is diverted and will not call at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Bath Spa and Chippenham. 

20:29 Swansea to London Paddington will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

20:45 / 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and the 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will both divert not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Connecting buses will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Customers should use alternative rail / replacement bus to complete their journey 

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will depart at the earlier time 22:50. A bus will also depart Bristol Temple Meads for Westbury at 23:20. A minibus will depart Bristol Temple Meads at 23:20 calling at all stations to Frome.

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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.