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 evening services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 28 July

Start date
28/07/2018  00:00
End date
28/07/2018 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 20:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted to run via Bath Spa (not calling), and will change direction of travel. It will run from Bristol Parkway and stations beyond up to 30 minutes later than usual.

The 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted to run via Bath Spa (not calling), and will change direction of travel. It will run from Bristol parkway and stations beyond up to 20 minutes later than usual.

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:

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%.