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 trains in the Cheltenham Spa area from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October

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Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa / Worcester Shrub Hill

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Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

As a result, the 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted after Swindon via Bristol Parkway (not calling).

A replacement bus will run from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa via Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester. Customers for Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa should travel on the diverted train service.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

The 04:37 Gloucester to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 05:20 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Cheltenham Spa at 05:46. An earlier bus will run from Worcester Shrub Hill at 04:49 to Cheltenham Spa to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

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.