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 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August

Start date
12/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, 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.

The 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford will be amended to additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

Replacement buses will run:

  • Between Reading to Chippenham via Swindon.
  • Between Didcot Parkway and Swindon to connect with the Reading - Swindon bus (above).
  • Between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at 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.