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 Thursday 12 March

Start date
09/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various locations from 22:20 until 05:05 each night, finishing at 05:05 Friday morning, closing various lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday

  • The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea is diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, resulting in extended journey times after Bristol Parkway.
  • The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central is diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Chippenham, and also between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads.

Tuesday to Friday 

  • The 04:53 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from Bristol Parkway and run via Bristol Temple Meads, then running non-stop to Swindon. 

Wednesday and Thursday

The engineering work affecting these trains has been cancelled, and the three trains below will run as normal:

  • The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service.
  • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service.

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.