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 / early morning services to / from Chippenham / Swindon from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 September

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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads

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Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon and also between Swindon and Chippenham each evening, closing some lines.

As a result the following amendments will apply:

  • The 17:50 Penzance to London Paddington (also diverted via Westbury and Bath Spa) will further divert between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon (via Bristol Parkway - not calling). Road transport from Bath Spa to Chippenham, also from Chippenham to Swindon to connect into the diverted train.
  • The 21:02 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will arrive / depart Chippenham and beyond later than advertised.
  • The 22:02 London Paddington to Plymouth service will incur additional journey time Swindon and Chippenham.
  • The 22:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service divert between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Swindon and Chippenham / Bath Spa. These buses will continue to Bristol Temple Meads.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will divert via Newbury (not calling). 


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.