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Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, c2c, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, London Northwestern Railway, Lumo, Merseyrail, Northern, Southern, Thameslink, Transport for Wales, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway

Amended late night service between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 

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Engineering work details

Starts 22 Jul 2024 to 25 Jul 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

22:49 London Paddington to Swansea

23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads


Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham, closing some lines.

As a result the following amendments will apply:

  • The 22:49 London Paddington to Swansea service will divert between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. It will call additionally at Chippenham and Bath Spa (for customers to disembark only), then arrive / depart Bristol Parkway and beyond later than normal.

  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will divert between Reading and Bath Spa (via Newbury – not calling). It will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway you should travel on the 23:14 London Paddington to Oxford service which will call at Didcot Parkway. A rail replacement bus service will run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon / Chippenham. If you are travelling from Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads you should travel by earlier rail services.

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, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.