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 Great Western Railway services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 March

Start date
26/03/2018  00:00
End date
29/03/2018 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate at Oxford. A replacement bus will depart at 23.00 from Oxford to Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate Worcester Shrub Hill. A fast bus will depart at 22.50 from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford for onward rail connection to London Paddington.

There will also be a bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham and Charlbury. This bus continues to Oxford. Please note no immediate onward connections from Oxford towards London Paddington from this bus.

Wednesday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, arriving later than advertised.

Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted after Swindon to Bristol Parkway where it will terminate. It will NOT call Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Chippenham, Swindon and Bath Spa and Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Newport, NOT calling at Bristol Parkway. It will depart Newport and beyond approximately 30 minutes later than normal. Replacement buses will run between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, and from Bristol Parkway to Newport to connect with this train.

The 22:45 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate Weston-super-Mare. Replacement buses will run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads (fast) and also between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads calling at all stations to Bedminster, then to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will NOT run. Replacement buses will run from Newport to Bristol Temple Meads, and also from Severn Tunnel Junction to all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Newport (set down only), NOT calling at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. A replacement bus will operate from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa also Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.