Future engineering work

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Amended Great Western Railway trains from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 April

Start date
09/04/2018  00:00
End date
12/04/2018 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00 (finishing at 05:00 Friday) , engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Great Western Railway network closing  the line at various locations.

  • 20:42 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow.
  • 20.57 and 21.27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will not call at Maidenhead or Twyford.
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Ninian Park (not calling). Departure times from Bridgend and beyond will be a few minutes later than normal.
  • 21:29 Reading to London Paddington will depart earlier than usual, at 21:24.
  • 22:01 Reading to London Paddington will depart later than usual, at 22:07.
  • 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Connecting bus at 23:38 from Swindon to Chippenham 00:13(Thu-Fri) and Bath Spa 00:48. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads 01:18 and connects into:- 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Connecting bus at 00:53(Thu-Fri) from Swindon to Chippenham 01:28 and Bath Spa 02:03 . This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads 02:33.
  • 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Ninian Park (not calling). Departure times from Bridgend and beyond will be a few minutes later than normal.
  • 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart a few minutes EARLIER than normal. There will be a bus at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads to WESTBURY, calling Keynsham 23:35, Oldfield Park 23:54, Bath Spa 00:01, Bradford-on-Avon 00:30(Tue-Fri), Trowbridge 00:42, Westbury 01:00. (A minibus will depart Bristol Temple Meads at 23:20 calling at all stations to FROME arr 01:25 (Tue-Fri), including Freshford 00:17 and Avoncliff 00:22).
  • 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa will depart Swindon at 23:15 and is diverted via but not calling at Severn Tunnel Junction. A bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa departing Swindon at 00:06.
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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.