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 service between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury until 18:50 on Sunday 21 October

Start date
21/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Swindon and Westbury / Weymouth, and also between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton (terminating at Warminster)

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

As a result of engineering work taking place between Reading and Kintbury, High Speed services between London Paddington and the West of England are diverted via Melksham, reducing line capacity through the area.

Until 18:50, a reduced local service will run between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury. Some trains will also be re-timed to run up to 30 minutes later than usual.

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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%.