Great Western Railway services during Christmas and New Year 2020/2021

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Great Western Railway will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

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Wednesday 23 December

 

Late night engineering work between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway. The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be amended between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted and journey times will be extended by approximately 5 minutes between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Overnight engineering work between Slough and Reading. A small number of late night trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for replacement bus connections. 

Overnight engineering work between Maidenhead and Reading. Late night trains will not call at Pangbourne. A replacement bus service will operate between Tilehurst and Pangbourne for connections.

Overnight engineering work between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport. Some trains will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Please use alternative services.

Thursday 24 December

 

Engineering work between Slough and Reading. The early Thursday 00:34 London Paddington to Reading, and 00:18 Reading to London Paddington services will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for replacement bus connections.

Engineering work between Maidenhead and Reading. The early Thursday 00:45 and 03:54 Oxford to Reading services will not stop at Pangbourne. A replacement bus service will operate between Tilehurst and Pangbourne for connections.

Engineering work between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport. Some early Thursday morning trains will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Please use alternative services.

Friday 25 December

 

No service.

Saturday 26 December

 

No service.

Sunday 27 December

 

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area.

Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton:

Most trains will be diverted between Patchway and Filton Abbey Wood to Bristol Parkway. Trains will also be further diverted between Filton Abbey Wood and Bath Spa, NOT calling at Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, and between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Trains will depart Cardiff Central and Newport up to 15 minutes earlier than normal. Most trains will call additionally at Severn Tunnel Junction, some will call additionally at Patchway.

Bristol Temple Meads / Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa / Worcester:

These trains will start/terminate at Bristol Parkway (a few start/terminate Filton Abbey Wood) and not run to or from Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

Bristol Temple Meads - Weymouth:

Trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth.

London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads:

These trains will operate mostly hourly and will terminate / start at Bath Spa. Buses will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach:

Trains are replaced by buses throughout.

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place between Par and Newquay. Buses will replace trains between St Austell and Newquay.

Monday 28 December

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area:

Services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run to an amended timetable, with some trains at peak times not running at all.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will run to an amended, hourly timetable.

Services between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood will be amended to run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway.

Peak time services between Bristol Parkway and Westbury will not run.

Tuesday 29 December

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area:

Services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run to an amended timetable, with some trains at peak times not running at all.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will run to an amended, hourly timetable.

Services between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood will be amended to run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway.

Peak time services between Bristol Parkway and Westbury will not run.

Wednesday 30 December

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area:

Services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run to an amended timetable, with some trains at peak times not running at all.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will run to an amended, hourly timetable.

Services between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood will be amended to run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway.

Peak time services between Bristol Parkway and Westbury will not run.

Thursday 31 December

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area:

Services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run to an amended timetable, with some trains at peak times not running at all.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will run to an amended, hourly timetable.

Services between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood will be amended to run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway.

Peak time services between Bristol Parkway and Westbury will not run.

Friday 1 January 2021

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area:

Services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run to an amended timetable, with some trains at peak times not running at all.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will run to an amended, hourly timetable.

Services between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood will be amended to run between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway.

Peak time services between Bristol Parkway and Westbury will not run.

Engineering work is taking place between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour, calling at Cosham (until 20:00), Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea. No trains will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton, customers should travel on alternative bus / train services.

Saturday 2 January

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area. The 08:30 London Paddington to Weston-Super-Mare, and 16:30 London Paddington to Taunton services will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. Other trains will be available from Bristol Temple Meads.

Engineering work is taking place between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour, calling at Cosham (until 20:00), Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea. No trains will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton, customers should travel on alternative bus / train services.

Sunday 3 January

 

Engineering work is taking place at Gatwick Airport. Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will not run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use other operator train services between these stations.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Temple Meads area. Some local Bristol area trains will be retimed or amended.

Engineering work is taking place between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour, calling at Cosham (until 20:00), Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea. No trains will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton, customers should travel on alternative bus / train services.

Early morning engineering work at Bridgend. The 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea and interim stations to Cardiff, departing earlier than usual so they can connect with the train.

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Last updated:   06 November 2020