What's Happening?

Upgrades are planned by Network Rail in the Bristol area to support improved reliability and performance of trains serving the region.

How these upgrades may affect my journey:

  • Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads – weekend of 20/21 February
  • Bristol Temple Meads – Saturday 6 to Friday 26 March
  • Bath Spa or Chippenham to Westbury – weekend of 10/11 April
  • Bath Spa to Chippenham and Westbury – weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 April

Looking ahead

Rail improvement work continues from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September to remodel the track layout and improve capacity on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads station.

More details of the impact on train services will be provided in due course.

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
  • wear a face covering – this is required to travel by public transport, including replacement buses
  • adhere to social distancing guidelines – we’ll have markers and signs around our stations but please also be mindful of this when boarding/leaving trains and replacement buses

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

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.

Bristol Temple Meads will be the focus of much of this activity, transforming the station to meet growing demand and improve the customer experience.

Preparatory work on a key junction east of Bristol Temple Meads is taking place ahead of a major track remodelling scheme planned for 2021.

Network Rail will also be working to refurbish the station roof, canopies and platforms as well as creating a new eastern entrance.

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

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