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 from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 December

Start date
28/12/2020  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 Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

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

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

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

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.