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 late night / early morning Great Western Railway services from Monday 11 to Friday 15 February

Start date
11/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place on various routes across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.


  • The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart Taunton and beyond approximately 8 minutes later than normal.
  • The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will depart Taunton and beyond approximately 8 minutes later than normal.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:11 Reading to Bedwyn service will NOT call at Newbury Racecourse and will terminate at Newbury. Road transport will run from Newbury to Bedwyn calling at all stations. From this time, trains from London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will NOT run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Road transport will run between these stations
  • The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, NOT calling at Southampton Central. This train will call additionally at Eastleigh for a connecting rail service to Southampton Central
  • The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury will be diverted between Eastleigh and Romsey, NOT calling at Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central. Customers may use South Western Railway services between Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central
  • The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted via Ninian Park, departing Bridgend later than normal
  • Buses replace late night trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton
  • The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate at Guildford. Road transport will run from Guildford to Reading


Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:18 Reading to Newbury will NOT run. It will be replaced by road transport from Reading calling at all stations to Newbury
  • The 04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will start from Guildford. Road transport will depart Reading EARLIER to connect with the train at Guildford

Friday only

  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A replacement bus will depart at 00:53 from Swindon calling at Chippenham  and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads arrive 02:33.

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.