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 late night service at Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 August

Start date
19/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads amd Frome, and also between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Bristol Temple Meads area, closing some lines.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will divert and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Buses will be provided from Swindon, calling at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:30 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be retimed to depart at 22:50 and will terminate at Westbury. Buses will be provided to help with journeys, including one departing Bristol Temple Meads for Frome.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will divert and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Buses will be provided from Swindon, calling at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

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%.