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 7 July

Start date
07/07/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance and also between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Trowbridge, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa / Westbury.

As a result, replacement buses will run between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (fast).
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury (calling at Bath Spa).
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Trowbridge (calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa and Bradford-on-Avon).
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Frome.
  • Bath Spa and Swindon.
  • Bradford-on-Avon and Westbury (calling at Trowbridge).
  • Bath Spa and Bradford-on-Avon (calling at Freshford and Westwood Village for Avoncliff).
  • Swindon and Chippenham.
  • Chippenham and Westbury (calling at Melksham and Trowbridge).

Train services will be amended and retimed, with some trains being cancelled entirely.

Services that usually run to / from Brighton will be diverted to run to / from Portsmouth Harbour instead. Customers for stations towards Brighton should use alternative services.

South Western Railway:

There will be no South Western Railway service between Westbury and Bristol. Please use Great Western Railway replacement buses.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with South Western Railway, any changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.