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Last updated:Today at 19:26
Train companies affected:Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo, Thameslink

Amended late night trains in the Didcot Parkway / Swindon area from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 02 Sep 2024 to 05 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea


Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing various lines.

As a result:

The 22:49 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, calling at Bristol Parkway and beyond later than usual.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Reading, and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham.

  • A replacement bus will run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and Chippenham.

  • For Didcot Parkway, you should use the amended 23:14 London Paddington to Oxford service which will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

  • If you are travelling from Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham to Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads, then you should travel on earlier 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.