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Thames Valley Summary

There may be other changes to long distance services, and to Basingstoke, Bedwyn, Oxford and Redhill/Gatwick Airport.

Visit the GWR web site for more details.

Saturday 25 June to Friday 1 July 2022

Sunday - All day, most trains from London Paddington to South Wales will depart EARLIER than usual from London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Most trains from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will run later than usual. A few trains will not run at all, or will only run for part of their journey.

Monday to Wednesday - The 2332 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will run non-stop from Reading to Bath Spa. The 2318 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Sunday - All day, trains between London Paddington and South Wales will not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway to connect with diverted trains. A few trains will not run at all, or will only run for part of their journey.

Friday - All day, trains between London Paddington and Cardiff Central/South Wales will be reduced to an hourly frequency, and will be diverted via an alternative route between Swindon and Newport, not calling at Bristol Parkway. A limited service will run at peak times between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway only; at other times, passengers should travel via Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport. Some late evening services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway will also be replaced by buses.

Sunday - All day, most trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central will run to a revised timetable. Trains that would normally run to/from Gloucester or beyond will be replaced by buses.

Friday - All day, trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted to start from/terminate at Bristol Parkway and will not serve stations in South Wales. Trains between Cardiff Central and Taunton/West of England will not run between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway, some serving Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway. Alternative rail services will be available between Cardiff Central and Newport. Some early morning and late evening trains to/from Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Stapleton Road or Lawrence Hill or will be replaced by buses for all or part of their journey.

Monday to Wednesday - The 2048, 2148 & 2248 London Paddington to Swansea will be subject to minor retimings west of Cardiff Central.

Tuesday and Wednesday - The 0341 Swansea to London Paddington will be subject to minor retimings between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

Saturday - The 2123 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury will not call at Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. Passengers should use alternative services provided by other operators.

Monday to Friday - The 1930 Cardiff Central * to Portsmouth Harbour will not call at Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh, Hedge End and Botley, and will run EARLIER from Fareham to Portsmouth Harbour. The 2123 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. Passengers for these stations should use alternative services provided by other operators. (* - on Friday only, this train will start from Bristol Parkway, see item above).

Sunday - All day, most trains from London Paddington to South Wales will depart EARLIER than usual from London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Most trains from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will run later than usual. A few trains will not run at all, or will only run for part of their journey.

Monday to Wednesday - The 2332 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will run non-stop from Reading to Bath Spa. The 2318 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally at Didcot Parkway. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Sunday - All day, trains between London Paddington and South Wales will not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway to connect with diverted trains. A few trains will not run at all, or will only run for part of their journey.

Friday - All day, trains between London Paddington and Cardiff Central/South Wales will be reduced to an hourly frequency, and will be diverted via an alternative route between Swindon and Newport, not calling at Bristol Parkway. A limited service will run at peak times between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway only; at other times, passengers should travel via Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport. Some late evening services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway will also be replaced by buses.

Sunday - All day, most trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central will run to a revised timetable. Trains that would normally run to/from Gloucester or beyond will be replaced by buses.

Friday - All day, trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted to start from/terminate at Bristol Parkway and will not serve stations in South Wales. Trains between Cardiff Central and Taunton/West of England will not run between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway, some serving Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway. Alternative rail services will be available between Cardiff Central and Newport. Some early morning and late evening trains to/from Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Stapleton Road or Lawrence Hill or will be replaced by buses for all or part of their journey.

Monday to Wednesday - The 2048, 2148 & 2248 London Paddington to Swansea will be subject to minor retimings west of Cardiff Central.

Tuesday and Wednesday - The 0341 Swansea to London Paddington will be subject to minor retimings between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

Saturday - The 2123 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury will not call at Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. Passengers should use alternative services provided by other operators.

Monday to Friday - The 1930 Cardiff Central * to Portsmouth Harbour will not call at Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh, Hedge End and Botley, and will run EARLIER from Fareham to Portsmouth Harbour. The 2123 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. Passengers for these stations should use alternative services provided by other operators. (* - on Friday only, this train will start from Bristol Parkway, see item above).


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Last updated 24th June 2022