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 evening and late night Great Western Railway service from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 May

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Various Great Western Railway routes

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Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in various locations on the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

Monday only

The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will be retimed to run slightly later between Bridgend and Port Talbot Parkway.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will divert between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. It will run later than scheduled from Bristol Parkway and beyond.

Monday - Thursday

The 20:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will divert between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, departing Bridge End slightly later than normal. It will then run slightly later than scheduled to Port Talbot Parkway.

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

The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will divert between Reading and Bath Spa. It will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. A rail replacement bus service will run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon. There will also be a bus from Swindon to Chippenham. 

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.