Travelling with a bike on GWR services – Christmas 2017

Bristol_Temple_Meads_P3_bikes.jpg Geof Sheppard licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Bikes at Temple Meads

Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced engineering works over the Christmas period. Some routes will be diverted and buses will replace some trains (the buses can carry folding bikes only).

Travel to London

No trains will run on the GWR network on 25 or 26 December, and on 24 and 27 December there will be no trains running between London Paddington and Slough. Some long distance trains will be diverted to London Marylebone. GWR suggest that you can also travel to London on South Western Railway from Reading, or on Chiltern Railways from Oxford.

Travel to Southampton

Most services in this area will be diverted via Eastleigh. GWR say train travel into Southampton is available by changing at Salisbury or Eastleigh.

Travel to Gatwick Airport

At Redhill, on the North Downs Line, trains will only run between Reading and Reigate. Buses
will connect from Reigate to Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

See for more.