GWR service disruption
Somerset rail users heading to London over the Christmas period are advised to check the service before they travel.
The main disruption will be between Sunday 23rd December to Wednesday 26th and again on Sunday 30th
On these days there will be track renewal work near Southall. All long distance services will start and terminate at Reading, not London Paddington, with stopping commuter services terminating at Slough. Bus services should be available to finish your journey but inevitably it will be a longer journey.
Sunday 23rd December to Thursday 3rd January
Track renewals near Westbury will lead to Cardiff to Portsmouth services not travelling through Westbury. Instead passengers will need to use rail replacement buses between Trowbridge – Westbury – Warminster. GWR tell us that Taunton services through Westbury to Paddington will not be impacted but I would check before you travel