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.

Amended evening services between Reading and Bath Spa from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 February

Start date
25/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham, closing lines overnight.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford service will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Chippenham via Swindon. A second replacement bus will run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon to connect with the bus between Reading and Chippenham. Additionally, a third bus will run between Swindon (departing at usual train times) and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

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


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