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 London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October

Start date
22/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central and Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, and also between Bristol Parkway and Patchway, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, running via Bath Spa (not calling). It will also change direction of travel at Bristol Parkway, and run later than usual after Bristol Parkway.


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


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.