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 service through Didcot Parkway from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October

Start date
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Oxford / Swansea

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

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

The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will divert between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. It will arrive / depart Bristol Parkway and beyond later than normal.

The 23:18 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally Didcot Parkway.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will divert between Reading and Bath Spa. It will arrive / depart Bath Spa and arrive Bristol Temple Meads later than normal.

A replacement bus will be provided from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham. A bus connection will run from Didcot Parkway to connect into this bus at Swindon.

There will also be a replacement bus from Swindon to Chippenham, then calling only to disembark at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 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.