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 Gloucester and Bristol Parkway / Swindon on Sunday 2 June

Start date
02/06/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / York / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads / Romsey / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton and also between Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Parkway, and also between Gloucester and Swindon, closing all lines.


Services will be diverted to run via Gloucester and Newport, calling at both stations. Journey times will be extended by up to 1 hour.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Gloucester and Bristol Parkway, calling at all stations.
  • Cheltenham and Gloucester.
  • Cheltenham Spa and Swindon, calling at all stations.

An amended train service will run between Worcester Shrub Hill / Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester. Services that usually run between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run between London Paddington and Swindon only.

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.