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 overnight Great Western Railway trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 September

Start date
09/09/2019  00:00
End date
13/09/2019 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Great Western Railway network closing various lines from Monday to Friday.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday - Thursday

The 20:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern service will terminate at Worcester Foregate Street. A connecting service will run from Worcester Foregate Street to Malvern Link and Great Malvern.

The 20:48 Reading to London Paddington service will be retimed to depart at 20:42, but will run to schedule from Slough onwards.

The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service will be retimed to depart at 22:07.

The 21:15 & 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, departing Bridgend up to 27 minutes later than scheduled.

The 21:29 Reading to London Paddington service will be retimed to depart at 21:32.

The 21:55 Newbury to Bedwyn service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

From 22:20 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Tuesday - Wednesday

The 05:42 Newton Abbot to Paignton will be retimed to depart at 05:45.

The 06:03 Paignton to Exmouth service will be retimed to depart at 06:06, but will run to schedule from Dawlish Warren.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington service will not run. Passengers are advised to take the earlier 23:35 (Monday - Thursday) from Bedwyn to Reading. Once at Reading, there will be a train running on to London Paddington.

The 00:18 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus departing Reading at 00:20, calling at all stations to Newbury.

Wednesday

The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be retimed to depart Newton Abbot at 00:03 (Thursday), Totnes 00:20, Ivybridge 00:36 and arrive into Plymouth at 00:50.

Friday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardif Central will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. A replacement bus will operate between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

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.