Future engineering work

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Amended evening services in the Swindon area from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July

Start date
08/07/2019  00:00
End date
11/07/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa / Bristol Parkway / Chippenham, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday and Tuesday:

  • The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington service will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Bath Spa and Chippenham, and also between Chippenham and Swindon (no onward connection available).

 

  • The 20:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, where it will connect with an additional train from Chippenham to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

 

  • The 20:45 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Reading and Chippenham, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon.
    • Customers for Didcot Parkway should travel on the 20:50 London Paddington to Oxford service which will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.
    • Customers for Chippenham should travel on the 21:15 London Paddington to Swansea service which connects with a replacement bus at Swindon for Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

 

  • The 20:59 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington service will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

 

  • The 21:28 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted, not calling at Bath Spa or Chippenham. A replacement bus will run between Chippenham and Swindon to connect with this train.

 

  • The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service will be diverted, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham.
    • Customers for Didcot Parkway should travel on the 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

 

  • The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, serving these stations.

 

  • The 23:20 (departing 22:50) Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will connect at Bath Spa for road transport to Chippenham and Swindon.

 

  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads.

Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, serving these stations.

 

  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, serving these stations.

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.