Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Swindon and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Chippenham late night Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February

Start date
09/02/2019  00:00
End date
10/02/2019 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Cheltenham Spa / Didcot Parkway and between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads.

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Kemble / Chippenham / Bristol Parkway until 13:00 and then between Swindon and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, also between Newport and Bridgend all day Sunday, closing various lines.

Saturday

19:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will terminate at Newport. Replacement bus between Newport and Cardiff Central.

22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will terminate at Newport. Replacement bus between Newport and Cardiff Central.

22:41 Swindon to Gloucester will start from Kemble later than normal. Road transport from Swindon to Kemble to connect into the train. Normal rail connection from London Paddington to Swindon.

17:40 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Connecting road transport will operate from Bath Spa to Chippenham and Swindon. This bus will continue to Reading. Also a connecting bus from Swindon to Didcot Parkway. There will be earlier buses from Swindon to Reading (for connecting rail to London Paddington) and Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

21:20 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon will terminate Kemble for road transport from Kemble to Swindon and Reading. Also a connecting bus from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

21:30 Taunton to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Replacement buses will operate from Bath Spa to Chippenham, setting down only at Swindon. This bus will continue to Reading. Also a connecting bus from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

Sunday

Services between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will start / terminate at Newport. Trains will be diverted and will not call at Didcot Parkway and Swindon. They will call additionally at  Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The following road transport will operate:

  • 2 hourly bus service between Chippenham and Westbury.
  • An hourly service will operate between Swindon and Chippenham.
  • An hourly service will operate between Swindon and Bristol Parkway.
  • An hourly service will operate between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.