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 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service on Monday 31 August

Start date
31/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Chippenham, closing lines late on Monday evening.

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

The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

Customers travelling to Didcot Parkway should travel on the 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford service, which will be amended to additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

A replacement bus will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham, with a second bus running from Didcot Parkway to Swindon to connect with this bus. A third bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.