Future engineering work

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Amended evening services in the Bristol Temple Meads area from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 August

Start date
27/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Cardiff Central / London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments apply:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

London Paddington - Cardiff Central route:

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Swindon to terminate at Bristol Parkway, not calling at Chippenham, Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads. Customers for these stations should change at Swindon for the 23:40 Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads service (running via Chippenham and Bath Spa).

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

Bristol Temple Meads - Cardiff Central route:

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

Bristol Temple Meads - Severn Beach route:

The 22:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach service will terminate at Avonmouth. A replacement bus will run from Avonmouth to Severn Beach.

The 23:08 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Avonmouth.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington route:

The 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway. A bus will be provided to run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, departing at an earlier time.

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.