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Buses replace late night trains between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham on Sunday 29 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 29 Sep 2024 to 29 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads


Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing some lines on Sunday evening.

As a result, the following trains will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa (via Newbury, not calling), and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham:

  • The 23:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.

  • The 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham. For Didcot Parkway, you should use the 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service and change at Reading for alternative train 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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.