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


December timetable

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

To find out more please visit our December timetable page.




 Looking ahead

Further work is planned in the spring to upgrade parts of our rail network:

  • Liskeard to Looe – Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March
  • Castle Cary to Taunton – Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 March
  • Crediton to Barnstaple – Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April
  • Gatwick Airport/Redhill to Ash – Friday 10 to Sunday 19 April
  • Bristol Parkway to Newport – Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 April

From mid-2020, a significant maintenance programme will start at Bristol Temple Meads, including the remodelling of the junction east of the station. Keep up to date with details of how this might affect your journey at

Check your journey


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

Find out more