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 from Saturday 26 until Monday 28 May

Start date
26/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Oxford / Swindon / Cheltenham / Gloucester

Between London Paddington and Bristol stations / Weston-super-Mare / Swansea / Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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 today.

Some Great Western Railway services between London Paddington, Reading, Oxford, Bedwyn, Bristol stations, Weston-super-Mare, 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).
  • Some late night buses will be extended to cover cancelled train services.

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


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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.