We may sometimes have to change our timetables so please check your journey details as close as possible to your date of travel.

If we do change things after you have bought a ticket, you can either use any reasonable alternative service, or claim a full refund.

Important to note

Details below may be subject to alteration due to planned industrial action – for the latest information visit GWR.com/strike.

Normally replacement road transport will be provided to replace trains where these services are unable to operate.

Due to a nationwide shortage of qualified bus or coach drivers, there may be fewer replacement bus services running than planned.

If this should be the case, we will provide alternative travel options for customers to complete their journeys. Details will be provided in the sections below.

Timetable changes

The following planned engineering work may affect your journey:

2023

January

  • Reading to Guildford – Sunday 8 January, plus weekends of 21/22 and 28/29 January
  • Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads – weekends of 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29 January
  • Port Talbot to Swansea – weekends of 14/15 and 28/29 January
  • Cheltenham area – weekends of 14/15 and 21/22 January, plus Sunday 29 January
  • Par to Newquay – Friday 27 to Monday 30 January

February

  • Swindon area – Sunday 5 and Saturday 11 February
  • Bristol Parkway – Sunday 5 February
  • Portsmouth area – Sunday 5 February
  • Salisbury area – Weekend of 11/12 February
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – Sunday 12 February
  • North Downs line – Sunday 12 to Friday 17 February
  • Newbury area – Saturday 18 February to Thursday 2 March
  • Southampton area – Weekend of 18/19 February
  • Cheltenham area – Sunday 19 February
  • North Downs line – Sunday 19 February
  • Chippenham to Westbury – Monday 20 February to Thursday 2 March
  • North Devon area – Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
  • North Downs line – Weekend of 25/26 February
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – Sunday 26 February
  • Yeovil area – Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

March

  • North Downs line – weekend of 4/5 March
  • Warminster area – weekend of 4/5 March
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – weekend of 4/5 March
  • Newbury area – Sunday 5 March
  • Yeovil area – Monday 6 to Friday 10 March
  • Newbury area – weekend of 11/12 March
  • Southampton area – weekend of 11/12 March
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – weekend of 11/12 March
  • North Downs line – Sunday 12 March
  • Newton Abbot area – weekend of 18/19 March
  • Salisbury area – weekend of 18/19 March
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – weekend of 18/19 March
  • Reading area – Sunday 19 March
  • Taunton area – Monday 20 to Thursday 23 March
  • Swansea to Carmarthen Saturday 25 to Monday 27 March
  • Oxford area – Sunday 26 March
  • North Downs line – Sunday 26 March
  • East Cornwall – Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

Looking ahead

Further rail improvement work is planned in the next few months affecting the following routes:

  • Reading to Westbury/Basingstoke – Friday 7 to Monday 10 April
  • Westbury to Taunton – Sunday 30 April to Wednesday 3 May
  • Gloucester to Worcester – Weekends of 6/7, 13/14 and 20/21 May
  • Bristol Parkway to Newport – Friday 9 to Sunday 18 June
  • Newport to Cardiff Central – weekend of 10/11 June