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 service between Swindon and Bristol Parkway from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen / Bristol Parkway

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

Please note, this engineering work is subject to alteration and may not take place.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Trains between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea will be reduced to an hourly service. These services will be diverted between Swindon and Newport via Bath Spa (NOT calling). Bristol Parkway will not be served, however trains will call additionally at Patchway for road transport to / from Bristol Parkway.

Most trains from London Paddington to Swansea will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Until early evening, trains will depart London Paddington, Reading and Swindon up to 30 minutes earlier than normal.

The following alterations apply to Sunday only:

  • 20:18 London Paddington to Bristol Parkway will not run
  • 10:03 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington will not run
  • 22:37 London Paddington to Bristol Parkway will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway (via Bath Spa - not calling) to arrive at Bristol Parkway later than normal


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