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 Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury on Sunday 23 June

Start date
23/06/2019  00:00
End date
23/06/2019 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway - High Speed Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington

Great Western Railway - Local trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Warminster / Weymouth / Swindon, Frome / Westbury and Chippenham, and also between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton / Weymouth

South Western Railway - trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury

 
TOC(s) affected
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Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway

No trains will run via Bath Spa and Chippenham.

High Speed trains between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington will be diverted via Bristol Parkway, not calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham.

There will also be some cancellations and alterations on trains on all routes between Westbury and Weymouth / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton as a result.

Buses will replace trains between the following stations:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Frome
  • Chippenham and Westbury
  • Chippenham and Swindon

Some buses will call at intermediate stations and some buses will run fast between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury.

South Western Railway

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury will not run. Customers should use replacement buses provided by Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury.

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.

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.