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


Our new timetable came into effect on 15 December 2019 delivering more trains, more seats and faster journeys.

To find out more please visit our timetable changes page.





 Looking ahead

Further engineering work is planned during the autumn affecting train services in the Bristol and Exeter areas:

  • Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September
  • Exeter St Davids to Taunton – Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
  • Exeter St Davids to Exmouth – Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach/Bristol Parkway – Sunday 25 October

Check your journey


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

Find out more