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Amended late night services between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from Monday 29 April to Thursday 2 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 29 Apr 2024 to 02 May 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 Swindon and also between Swindon and Chippenham / Bath Spa, 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 traveling to Didcot Parkway you should use the 23:14 London Paddington to Oxford service which will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

A rail replacement bus service will run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon / Chippenham.

If you are travelling to Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads from Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham 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.