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 20 to Friday 24 April

Start date
20/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place overnight, at various location on the Great Western Railway network closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea service is diverted between Southampton Central and Fareham calling additionally at Southampton Airport Parkway and Eastleigh extending journey times by approximately 7 minutes after leaving Southampton Central.
  • The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will call additionally at Didcot Parkway to set down only.
  • It will be diverted via but not calling at Swindon and Cheltenham Spa arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill as normal. Customers should use rail connection at 22:42 from Didcot Parkway to Oxford. A replacement bus will run between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.
  • Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.
  • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service is replaced by a bus Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford.
  • The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service is replaced by a bus between Oxford and Worcestershire Parkway.


The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

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.