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.

Buses replace trains between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Swindon on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January

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Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Trains between London and Bristol / Swansea will be diverted to run via Bath Spa (not calling). These trains will be subject to extended journey times, and will be retimed to depart earlier​​​​​​​ than usual.

Trains that usually run between London and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

A shuttle train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon. Some trains will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

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.