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 trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway from Monday 4 to Friday 8 May

Start date
04/05/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Oxford / Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Late night engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing the line

Each night from Monday to Thursday the following alterations will apply:

  • The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea train is diverted after Swindon via and calling additionally at Bristol Temple Meads. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes after leaving Swindon.
  • The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford train will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central train 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 calling at Swindon, between Didcot Parkway and Swindon and between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and bath Spa.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 04:53 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from Bristol Parkway at 04:33, departing Bristol Temple Meads at normal time 04:53.

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.