What's happening?

The railway in and around Bristol is being transformed over the next few years to pave the way for more rail services so we can move more people, more reliably.

Improvements to the tracks and signalling in the area will ease congestion and enable us to run more trains in the future.

More rail improvement work is taking place during the half-term break in February.

Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February

Network Rail will replace some of the tracks between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood, which will affect train services for Avonmouth or Severn Beach.

As a result, during this time, trains will be unable to stop at the following stations:
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Stapleton Road
  • Montpelier
  • Redland
  • Clifton Down
  • Sea Mills
  • Shirehampton
  • Avonmouth
  • St Andrews Road
  • Severn Beach
Buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach.

Buses will also replace local stopping trains between Bristol Temple Meads, Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway.

Please note, amended timetables for these service changes are expected to be updated in online retail systems by Saturday 8 January.

Looking ahead

Further rail improvement work is due to take place in the summer between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 July.

Planned engineering work will also affect trains in the autumn between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 September.
For the latest information visit 
For the latest planned engineering information visit

Useful information

Bristol Temple Meads will be the focus of a great deal of activity in the next few years as the station is transformed to meet growing demand.

As part of the Bristol Rail Regeneration Programme, the station will undergo a major transformation that will enhance the customers’ experience.

Platform improvements

Network Rail will be upgrading some of the platforms at Bristol Temple Meads to make all platforms more accessible. 

Starting at Christmas, tactile paving will be installed to help visually impaired customers locate the platform edge. 

During this time and into early 2022, please take extra care on those platforms affected while this work is underway.

Visit the Network Rail website for more information about the Bristol Rail Regeneration programme.