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 Great Western Railway services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

Start date
16/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads, between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Wednesday:

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Swindon to Bristol Parkway where it will terminate. It will not call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. Customers for these stations should change at Swindon for the 23:40 train service to these stations.

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Patchway to Bristol Parkway, where it will terminate. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill.

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, and will call at stations beyond Bridgend a few minutes later than usual.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport and Cardiff Central.

Monday to Friday:

The 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway. An earlier replacement bus will run from Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway to connect with this train.

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:

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