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Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street / Bromsgrove / Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 Sep 2024 to 29 Sep 2024

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Hereford / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill / Great Malvern / Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon / London Paddington

Transport for Wales between Cheltenham Spa and Newport / Cardiff Central


Engineering work is taking place between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Birmingham New Street and Gloucester.

  • Bromsgrove and Cheltenham Spa.

Trains to / from Bristol Temple Meads and beyond will be amended to run to / from Gloucester to connect with the bus services.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester / Ashchurch for Tewkesbury / Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street.

Additionally, the 14:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern services will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. For Great Malvern, you should use earlier / later train services.

Transport for Wales:

No Transport for Wales trains will run between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

You can use your ticket on Great Western Railway buses between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Please be advised that replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.