What's Happening?

Over the next two years, Network Rail is transforming the railway in and around Bristol to pave the way for more rail services so we can move more people, more reliably in the area.

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

Improvements to tracks and signalling around the station will enable us to run more trains more frequently, easing congestion and improving reliability of train services.

In other areas, Network Rail will be carrying out maintenance work as normal.
Much of the improvement work is being completed overnight with no impact on customers, but some work needs to take place over extended periods of time and we’ll need to alter train services.

How these upgrades may affect your journey:

  • Bath Spa to Chippenham and Westbury – weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 April
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood – Saturday 10 July to Friday 6 August
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood/Keynsham – Saturday 7 August
  • Bristol Temple Meads – Sunday 8 August
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood/Keynsham – Monday 9 to Friday 13 August
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Keynsham – Saturday 14 to Monday 30 August
  • Bristol Temple Meads – Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September

Amended train services

Journey planners are currently being updated at around six weeks before amended services are due to run, including any replacement buses.

As a result, some journey enquiries made before that time may not be accurate – please check the details of your journey less than six weeks before you travel.

This means that amended services running from Saturday 10 July to Friday 6 August should be updated in journey planners by Friday 18 June onwards.

The amended services running from Saturday 7 to Friday 13 August should be updated by Friday 25 June onwards.

Finally, the amended services running from Saturday 14 August to Friday 3 September should be updated by Friday 16 July onwards.

Looking ahead

Follow-up work to complete the remodelled track layout for Bristol Temple Meads will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September.

This page will be updated when the details are confirmed.

Our travel advice

  • plan ahead – train and replacement bus times will be different to normal train times, so check carefully before you travel
  • allow plenty of time – journeys involving a replacement bus will take longer than normal
While we work to get back to normal, we may sometimes have to change our timetables. Please check your journey before you travel.

If we do change things after you buy a ticket, you can use any reasonable alternative service or claim a full refund.

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.

For more information about the Bristol Rail Regeneration programme visit the Network Rail website.

South Coast and Wessex area

Upgrade work is also planned by Network Rail affecting train services between Bristol and Weymouth, Portsmouth or Brighton.

For more information visit our Wessex page.

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