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.

Buses replace trains between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Swindon on Sunday 8 March

Start date
08/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing all lines.

As a result, long distance train services running between London Paddington and Bristol / South Wales / South West England will be diverted between Reading and Bristol, not calling at Swindon and extending journey times.

Replacement buses will run between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Swindon, with some late night buses extended to run to / from Chippenham.

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.