Upgrading the Bristol area

Network Rail will be working on the lines around Bristol Temple Meads to reduce congestion, cut journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability by the end of 2018.
 
Buses will replace trains on certain dates, and journey times may be longer than normal.

Easter 2018 

No trains will call at Bristol Temple Meads for five days from Friday 30 March (Good Friday) until Tuesday 3 April.



Trains

  • between London Paddington and South Wales, high speed trains will run as normal with two an hour from Bristol Parkway
  • between London Paddington and the West of England via Newbury, high speed trains will run as normal
  • London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, and Weston-super-Mare, high speed trains will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington will terminate at Swindon; but will run as normal on Tuesday 3 April
  • Taunton to Cardiff Central will terminate at Weston-super-Mare
  • Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads, or Gloucester, will terminate at Westbury or Bath Spa
  • Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads will be rerouted to Cardiff Central, via Bristol Parkway
CrossCountry

Trains from the north will terminate at Bristol Parkway; trains from the south will terminate at Taunton, with replacement coaches running between Bristol Parkway and Taunton.


BusBuses

Buses will replace trains between:
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway – direct and calling all stations
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa – direct and calling all stations
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down – calling all stations
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach – direct to Clifton Down then calling all stations
  • Bristol Parkway and Bath Spa – direct
  • Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare – direct and calling all stations
  • Bristol Parkway and Taunton – direct and calling at Bristol Temple Meads

Replacement buses

  • we will use a mix of step-free buses and standard coaches
  • if you require assisted travel, and your route involves a replacement bus, speak to a member of staff, or contact our Assisted Travel team
  • only folding bikes can be carried on replacement buses

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