Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 19/10/2019 23:24. Update now

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 / early morning services through Patchway from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November

Start date
28/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place overnight, ending on Friday morning between Severn Tunnel and Patchway, closing the line.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart Patchway and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway (via Bedminster – NOT calling but where it will change direction of travel). It will then set down only at Newport and Cardiff Central. 


The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction.

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