Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads / Newport / Cheltenham Spa on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

Start date
02/05/2020  00:00
End date
03/05/2020 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham New Street / Sheffield / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Newport / Cardiff Central / Swansea, and between Great Malvern / Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton, and between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads / Newport, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

South West England - Midlands / Northern England / Scotland:

Services that run via Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa, and will not call at Bristol Parkway. These diversions will also extend journey times by up to an hour.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
  • Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads:

On Saturday, the 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and the 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will be amended to run to / from Bristol Temple Meads instead of Cardiff Central.

Customers travelling to / from Cardiff Central should use Great Western Railway trains / replacement buses between Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Newport and Bristol Parkway.
  • Newport and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach.
  • A limited bus service will serve Pilning station.

Services between South Wales and London will be diverted to run on alternative routes, and will not call at Bristol Parkway.

Train services between Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be amended, and will not run to Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa at all.

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.