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 will be taking place this summer affecting trains via Bristol Parkway as well as train services between Bristol and South Wales.

  • Taunton area – Monday 20 to Thursday 23 March
  • Bristol to South Wales – Sunday 14 May
  • Filton Abbey Wood to Stapleton Road – Saturday 27 May

Looking ahead

Track upgrades are planned that will affect trains on the Heart of Wessex line between Yeovil Pen Mill and Weymouth during February and March.

For more information visit our Wessex webpage.

Rail improvement work will also affect the following train services:

  • Filton Abbey Wood to Stapleton Road/Lawrence Hill – Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 June
  • Bristol Parkway to Newport/Cardiff Central – Friday 9 to Sunday 18 June
  • Gloucester to Bristol Parkway/Swindon – weekends in July
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare – Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September, plus Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October

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.

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