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 Chippenham / Bristol Parkway from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October

Start date
05/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea / Oxford

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Late night engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing the line.

The following alterations will apply:

  • The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea is diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via, but not calling at, Bristol Temple Meads.
  • The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central is diverted and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Chippenham calling at Swindon.
  • A replacement bus will also run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon to connect with the above bus.

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