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.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February

Start date
02/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / York / Leeds / Derby / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance, and also between Cardiff Central / Gloucester and Nottingham / Stansted Airport

Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-Super-Mare / Swindon / Westbury / Warminster / Southampton Central / Brighton / London Paddington

Transport for Wales between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central / Maesteg

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwayTransport for Wales

Engineering work is taking place between Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Cheltenham / Gloucester, closing all lines.


Replacement buses will run between:

  • Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa.
  • Birmingham New Street and Gloucester.
  • Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester.

Great Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester.
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Gloucester.
  • Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester.

Rail connections for stations towards Hereford will be available from Worcester Shrub Hill.

Transport for Wales:

Services between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Gloucester. Customers should use alternative services between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

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.