Updated May 2021

Saturday 29 May to Friday 4 June 2021

​What’s happening

This summer, Network Rail will be upgrading the track in the Worcester and Evesham areas to maintain infrastructure and improve reliability for train services.

To allow this work to take place, trains between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Foregate Street will be amended throughout this period with further changes in the Worcester area at the weekend.

Completion of this work will help protect the line and its use for the years ahead.

What you need to know

Weekend of 29/30 May – buses will replace trains between:
  • Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Foregate Street
  • Gloucester and Worcester Foregate Street
From Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June – buses will replace trains between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Foregate Street. Trains will continue to run between London Paddington and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Our travel advice

  • allow plenty of time – Journeys involving replacement buses will take longer than usual. Check carefully before travelling.
  • know where to catch the bus – at some locations our replacement buses will stop away from the stations.
  • check your journey online – journey planners have been updated to show the revised service.
  • wear a face covering – Unless exempt, you are required to wear a face covering to travel on public transport. This includes replacement buses.
  • adhere to social distancing guidelines – We’ll have markers and signs around our stations but please also take care when boarding/leaving trains and replacement buses.

How your journey will be affected

Click on the dates below to see how train services will be affected:

  • Weekend of 29/30 May
  • Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June

Where to catch our Replacement buses

Main Line
Station Replacement bus location
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
Front of the station
Cheltenham Spa
Front of the station
Evesham Front of the station building/car park
Gloucester Front of the station
Great Malvern
Station car park outside Platform 1
Honeybourne Bus stops on the main road
Malvern Link
A449 Worcester Road next to the station sign
Front of the station building in the car park 
Pershore A4104 Station Road bus stops at the end of the station approach road
Worcester Foregate Street
Foregate Street bus stops at the front of the station
Worcester Shrub Hill
B4205 Shrub Hill Road bus stops near the start of the station drive
Worcestershire Parkway
Bus stop at the front of the station

Other improvement works taking place

Weekend of 22/23 May

  • buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford.
  • trains from London Paddington will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill or Worcester Foregate Street.

Sunday 6 June

  • buses replace trains between Worcestershire Parkway/Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Foregate Street.
  • no GWR trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford.
  • trains from London Paddington will terminate at Worcestershire Parkway.

Other useful information

Passenger Assist

It is best to let us know in advance if you need help. To find out more visit GWR.com/PassengerAssist

Toilet facilities on our trains and replacement buses

All our trains are equipped with fully accessible toilets. If you have any issues with our on-board facilities, please alert a member of staff.
If your journey involves a replacement bus, please be aware that there usually aren’t any toilet facilities available on these services. Any buses that are equipped with toilet facilities can only be used at the driver’s discretion.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why are the lines being shut?
  • What work is being done?
  • Which services are affected?
  • How long do the buses take?
  • I’ve been waiting for a replacement bus for a while and nothing has arrived, what should I do?
  • Where can I find timetable information?
  • When can I book Advance tickets?

Still have questions?

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