Train times

Changes to our timetable

We are currently operating an amended service due to the current coronavirus situation.

An outline summary of the service frequency from 27 July 2020 is provided below. Weekend services may differ from weekday services because of engineering work or other operational reasons. Please check the details of your specific journey at GWR.com/Check. Please note that online journey planners may be updated at short notice.

Details of planned engineering work, that may affect service frequency, can be found at GWR.com/Upgrade.

High Speed Services

On the following long-distance routes there will be two trains per hour in both directions:
  • between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads (one train per hour on Sundays)
  • between London Paddington and Oxford (one train per hour at weekends)
On the following long-distance routes there will be one train per hour in both directions:
  • between London Paddington and Swansea
  • between London Paddington and Cheltenham^
  • between London Paddington and Worcester
  • between London Paddington and Plymouth*
^ On Sundays, there will be one train every two hours between London Paddington and Cheltenham in both directions.

* Some services will extend to and from Penzance. Some additional services will also operate, calling at Newbury, Pewsey, Westbury and Castle Cary.

London and Thames Valley (Stopping services)

An hourly service will run on the following routes:
  • between Reading and Basingstoke (Two trains per hour will operate on weekdays)
  • between Didcot Parkway and Oxford
  • between Reading and Redhill*
  • between Reading and Newbury/Bedwyn
  • between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway*
The following service frequencies will operate on the Thames Valley branch lines:
  • between West Ealing and Greenford – Two trains per hour operate Mondays to Fridays. An hourly service operates on Saturdays (No Sunday service)
  • between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central – Three trains per hour operate Mondays to Saturdays. An hourly service operates on Sundays
  • between Maidenhead and Marlow/Bourne End – Hourly service*
  • between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames – Two trains per hour operate Mondays to Saturdays. An hourly service operates on Sundays
*Some additional peak-time services will also operate.

Bristol regional services

  • a reduced level of service will operate between Swindon and Westbury via Melksham
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach line services will resume a normal timetable
  • an hourly service will operate between Westbury and Gloucester with occasional services extended to/from Worcester*
  • seven services per day will operate between Westbury and Weymouth*
*weekend services will differ from weekdays

 An hourly service will operate on the following routes:
  • between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour
  • between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads/Cardiff Central #
  • between Weston-super-Mare and Filton Abbey Wood** (Operates Mondays to Fridays only)
# On Sundays, services will operate two-hourly

** At peak times services will extend to/from Bristol Parkway**

Devon and Cornwall

The following service frequencies will operate:
  • between Exeter and Plymouth – An hourly service, with some additional local stopping services
  • between Exmouth and Exeter – Two trains per hour*
  • between Exeter and Paignton – Two trains per hour*
  • between Plymouth and Penzance – At least one train per hour, including some through trains to and from London
  • between Truro and Falmouth Docks – Two trains per hour*
  • between St Erth and St Ives – Two trains per hour
  • between Barnstaple and St. James' Park – Hourly service
  • between Par and Newquay - six trains each way (five on Sundays) will operate
*An hourly service will operate on Sundays.

Services on the Plymouth – Gunnislake and Liskeard – Looe lines are running to a normal timetable.

Night Riviera Sleeper service

The Night Riviera Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance will not run until further notice. An overnight service, with limited seating capacity only, will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

Onboard services

Pullman Dining is not available until further notice.

We are asking customers to use contactless and card payment wherever possible.

Future service alterations

The next planned increase in train services will happen in early September 2020. Details will be posted here when they are confirmed.
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