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

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:

2022

September

  • Oxford area – weekends of 10/11, 24/25 September and 1/2 October
  • Pinhoe to Axminster – Monday 19 to Friday 23 September
  • Yeovil to Weymouth – Saturday 24 to Friday 30 September

October

  • Guildford area – weekend of 1/2 October
  • Castle Cary area – Saturday 1 to Tuesday 11 October
  • Reading to Basingstoke – Sunday 9 October
  • Exeter Central to Exmouth – Sunday 16 October
  • Bristol area – weekend of 15/16 October, plus Sunday 23 and 30 October
  • Southampton area – Sunday 16, 23 October and weekend of 29/30 October
  • Maidenhead to Marlow – Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – Sunday 30 October
  • Gloucester area – weekend of 29/30 October

November

  • Twyford to Henley-on-Thames – weekend of 5/6 November
  • West Cornwall area – weekends of 5/6 and 12/13 November
  • Paignton area – weekends of 5/6, 12/13 and 19/20 November
  • Bristol area – Sunday 6 November
  • Southampton area – Sunday 6 November
  • Swansea to Carmarthen – Sunday 6 November
  • Reading to Guildford – Sunday 6 and weekend of 26/27 November
  • Westbury area – Sunday 13 November
  • East Cornwall area – weekend of 19/20 November
  • Basingstoke area – Sunday 20 November
  • Liskeard to St Austell – Sunday 27 November

Looking ahead

Further rail improvement work is planned in 2022 affecting the following routes:
  • Truro to Penzance (including St Ives) – Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December
  • all trains via Bristol Parkway – Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve
  • Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads – weekend of 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29 January
  • Reading to Guildford – Sunday 8 January, plus weekend of 21/22 and 28/29 January
  • Par to Newquay – Friday 27 to Monday 30 January
  • Reading to Blackwater – Monday 13 to Friday 17 February
  • Westbury to Newbury/Theale – Saturday 18 February to Thursday 2 March 
  • Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple/Okehampton – Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 
  • Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth – Monday 20 to Friday 24 February, then Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March