Planned engineering

When maintenance is being carried out, Great Western Railway services are updated in online journey planners 12 weeks in advance. If you’re planning a journey for travel on GWR services earlier than this, we recommend you check your journey details again closer to your date of travel.

However, due to the large number of engineering projects across the country as well as the introduction of many new trains and services, Network Rail may not be able to update timetables for other train companies so far in advance. It’s advisable therefore to check these services again the week before you travel.

Read more about how this affects all train companies.

Timetable changes

2019

July


August 


September


Looking ahead

Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central – Sundays 13 and 20 October (until 14:00)

GWR trains unable to run to/from Brighton – Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October

Swindon to Newport and Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads – Weekend of 26/27 October

Crediton to Barnstaple – Saturday 26 October to Friday 8 November

Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads – Sunday 3 November

Tiverton Parkway to Castle Cary/Weston-super-Mare – Saturday 9 to Thursday 14 November

St Budeaux Victoria Road to Gunnislake – Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December

December timetable

Don’t forget our new timetable starts on Sunday 15 December. Most of our trains will be retimed, so it’s very important you check your travel plans carefully.

Christmas and New Year

Rail upgrades at Christmas may affect some journeys to or from London Paddington as well as South Wales and Gatwick Airport.

Tuesday 24 December

Trains will be unable to operate between London Paddington and Reading/Slough.

Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December

No GWR trains will run.

Friday 27 December

Trains will be unable to operate between the following:

- London Paddington and Reading/Slough
- Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central/Bridgend 
- Gatwick Airport and Ash/North Camp
- Southampton Central and Warminster

There will also be a reduced service operating via Exeter St Davids until 10:00.

Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 December

Trains will be unable to operate between the following:

- Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central/Bridgend 
- Gatwick Airport and Ash/North Camp

There will also be a reduced service operating to/from London Paddington.

Tuesday 31 December

Trains will be unable to operate between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central/Bridgend.

There will also be a reduced service operating to/from London Paddington.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Trains will be unable to operate between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central/Bridgend.

 

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Refunds

In some circumstances, you may be able to get a refund on your ticket or season ticket.

Find out more