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 Bristol Parkway and Newport from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 July

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CrossCountry between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and Newport / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen

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CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing all lines over the weekend and throughout the week.


Monday to Friday:

The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Carmarthen will be diverted to run via Gloucester (not calling), extending journey times by up to and hour. These trains will not call at Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run to / from Bristol Parkway instead of Cardiff Central. Rail connections are available between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport (fast and stopping). A limited replacement bus service will also run between Bristol Parkway and Pilning.

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.