Updated February 2022

Friday 15 to Monday 18 April 2022

What’s happening

Over the Easter weekend, Network Rail will be renewing the track in the Pershore area 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 replacement buses running between the two stations.

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

What you need to know

From Friday 15 to Monday 18 April:
  • buses will replace trains between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Foregate Street
  • trains will continue to run between London Paddington and Moreton-in-Marsh
  • a limited direct service will continue to run between London Paddington and Worcester, using an alternative route
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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 will be updated before March to show the revised service

How trains will be affected

  • trains between London Paddington and Worcester/Great Malvern/Hereford will only run between London Paddington and Moreton-in-Marsh
  • trains between Great Malvern and Bristol Temple Meads will run as normal
  • no GWR trains will run between Great Malvern and Hereford. Please use West Midlands Railway services instead

Replacement buses

  • Replacement buses will run hourly between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill
  • Departure times of buses will be different to normal train times.
  • Replacement buses at the start and end of the day will extend to/from Oxford
Where to catch our Replacement buses
Station Replacement bus stop location
Evesham Front of the station building/car park
Honeybourne Bus stops on the main road
Moreton-in-Marsh 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

Sunday 3 and 10 April

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

Sunday 24 April

  • 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

Assisted travel

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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Departure Information

Replacement bus guide

Everything you need to know when buses replace trains on our network.

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