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 in the Worcester / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester areas on Sunday 13 September

Start date
13/09/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Plymouth, Manchester Piccadilly / Glasgow Central and Bristol Temple Meads, Nottingham and Cardiff Central, and also between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Leeds and Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa / Worcester Foregate Street, and also between Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Worcestershire Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill and Cheltenham Spa, closing all lines.


Buses will be provided to run between the following stations:

  • Worcestershire Parkway and Cheltenham Spa
  • Worcestershire Parkway and Gloucester
  • Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester


Great Western Railway

Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will terminate at Gloucester instead.

Buses will replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Gloucester.

Additional buses will be provided to run between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester, taking approximately 20 minutes.

Until approximately 10:15, buses will replace trains between Worcester Foregate Street and Oxford.

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You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.