Most customers won’t be affected; particularly on travel Mondays to Fridays before approximately 22:00.
You can still book in advance, and most tickets will be on sale as normal. Although Advance Purchase fares may not be available until Network Rail has confirmed the timetable.
If you book your tickets through GWR, and there is a change to your journey, we will advise you to check your plans again.
If you buy a ticket for a service that is significantly changed, or won’t run at all, you can travel on an alternative service, or apply for a refund. To find out more, visit our refunds and compensation section.
We advise you to book your tickets as normal. Advance Single fares for many routes will still go on sale 12 weeks in advance, but where they don’t, they will be available as soon as the timetable is confirmed.
If Advance Single fares aren’t available, you can still buy Anytime, Off‐Peak and Super Off‐Peak tickets. If you buy one of these and later find a cheaper Advance Single fare on sale for the same journey, you can book this and ask for a refund on the original ticket – there will be no admin fee.
Strengthening a tunnel between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Long-distance services between London Paddington and the South West will be diverted. Replacement coaches will run between Taunton and Exeter St Davids.
Upgrade work in the Bath area. Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads diverted and won’t call at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Replacement buses/coaches between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon and Westbury as well as between Chippenham and Westbury (via Melksham).
Work to electrify the line through to Cardiff Central. Trains between London Paddington and South Wales diverted via Gloucester, adding to usual journey times. Replacement buses between Bristol Parkway and Newport.