Future engineering work

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Amended early morning trains through Swindon until 07:50 on Saturday 2 June

Start date
02/06/2018  00:00
End date
02/06/2018 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place until 07:50 between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, also between Swindon / Kemble / Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines. 

Trains from London Paddington direction:

  • 06:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will NOT run.
  • 06:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • 07:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will call at Didcot Parkway and operate later than normal from Swindon and beyond.
  • 07:16 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa will start from Kemble. EARLIER road transport from Swindon to Kemble to connect.

Trains towards London Paddington:

  • 03:59 Swansea to London Paddington will be terminate at Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 04:59 Swansea to London Paddington will depart EARLIER at 04:29 and will be diverted between Bristol Parkway and Reading, NOT calling at Swindon.
  • 05:29 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester – NOT calling). It will NOT call at Bristol Parkway. EARLIER road transport at 06:40 from Bristol Parkway to Swindon.
  • 05:30 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon will terminate at Kemble. Road transport from Kemble to Swindon and Reading for a rail connection.
  • 05:30 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, NOT calling at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. EARLIER road transport at 05:15 from Chippenham, Swindon 05:50 to Reading for a rail connection. Also road transport from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.
  • 06:23 Weston-super-Mare to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, NOT calling at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway.
  • 06:30 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will depart approximately 20 minutes EARLIER than normal. It will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading (via Melksham – NOT calling). It will NOT call at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Road transport at approximately 06:45 from Chippenham to Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

For Didcot Parkway to London Paddington travel by alternative services including 06:31 (departing 06:26) and 07:00 (departing 06:56) Oxford to London Paddington, also 05:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington which will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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