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 through Swindon from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January

Start date
27/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from 22.10 until 23.55 each night, then on all tracks between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham/Bristol Parkway from 23.55 until 05.20 each night.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will have a slightly extended journey time between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, before being diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway arrive 00:36. It will change direction of travel at Bristol Parkway, operating later than normal from there and beyond.

The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally Didcot Parkway.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon to connect into this bus. There will also be a bus at 00:36(Tue-Fri) from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Wednesday & Thursday

The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea will have a slightly extended journey time between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

The 22:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will depart Swindon and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.