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 London Paddington and Bristol from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 May

Start date
20/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, arriving at Bristol Parkway later than usual. This train will run to all stations to Swansea later than usual.
  • 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. Customers travelling to Didcot Parkway should travel on the 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford, which will make an additional stop at Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Chippenham via Swindon, a second bus will run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, and third bus will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads via 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.