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



Looking ahead

Autumn/Winter 2019

Newport to Bridgend – Sundays 13 and 20 October (until 14:00)

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

Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads – Sunday 3 November

Crediton to Barnstaple – Saturday 26 October to Sunday 10 November

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

Looe Valley Line – Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 November

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

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

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

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