Future engineering work

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Amended evening / morning services to / from London Paddington from Tuesday 22 until Friday 25 May

Start date
22/05/2018  00:00
End date
25/05/2018 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham, and also between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, starting on Tuesday evening and finishing on Friday morning.

The following services will be amended:

Tuesday to Thursday:

17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, NOT calling at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. For Didcot Parkway change at Reading for rail connections to Didcot Parkway. Road transport will run from Bath Spa to Chippenham and Swindon.

The 20:15 and 21:15 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via Bath Spa (not calling). These services will run up to 40 minutes later than usual after Bristol Parkway.

20:29 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted after Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. This train connects at Bristol Temple Meads with the 21:28 Taunton to London Paddington (see below).

20:45 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will not run. An additional bus will run between Swindon and Bath Spa.

20:50 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway

21:02 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon will be extended to Bristol Temple Meads.

  • Customers travelling to London should change at Swindon for road transport to Reading. Customers can use rail connections from Reading to London Paddington. Road transport will run to Didcot Parkway.
  • Road transport from Chippenham and Swindon to Reading for a rail connection.
  • From Didcot Parkway travel by 20.59 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington calling additionally Didcot Parkway.

21:28 Taunton to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, NOT calling Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

  • Road transport from Bath Spa to Chippenham setting down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

Customers travelling to London Paddington:

  • Road transport from Chippenham to Didcot Parkway for a rail connection.
  • Road transport from Swindon to Reading for a rail connection.
  • From Didcot Parkway travel by alternative services.
  • Customers on 22.01 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon connect at Swindon into road transport to Reading (for rail connection to London Paddington), also road transport to Didcot Parkway.

21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

  • Change at Reading for road transport to Swindon. This bus will terminate at Chippenham.
  • Customers can use rail connections from Swindon to Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Cheltenham Spa.
  • For Didcot Parkway travel on the 21.48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • The 21.02 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon will be extended to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.
  • Change at Reading for road transport to Chippenham. This bus will continue to Bath Spa.
  • Also change at Reading for road transport to Swindon, running to Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse Post Office, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa.
  • For Didcot Parkway travel on the 22.18 London Paddington to Oxford, which will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • Road transport will run from Swindon to Chippenham, setting down only at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

  • Change at Reading for road transport to Swindon.
  • Earlier road transport from Didcot Parkway and Swindon to Bristol Parkway will connect with the train.
  • For Didcot Parkway travel by 22.50 London Paddington to Oxford calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

 Change at Reading for road transport to Swindon and Chippenham.

  • For Didcot Parkway travel on the 23.20 London Paddington to Oxford, which will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • Earlier road transport will run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon.
  • Road transport will run from Swindon to Chippenham, setting down only at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Road transport will run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon.

Wednesday to Friday:

04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
will start from Bristol Parkway at 04:30. It will then call at Bristol Temple Meads at 04:48, and be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon. This train will run to normal times from Swindon onwards.

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.