Upgrading the railway around Bristol

Network Rail will be working on the lines around the Bristol area in 2018 to reduce congestion, cut journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability.

As a result, on various dates, services will run to an amended timetable, buses will replace trains and journey times may take longer than normal.

We strongly recommend that you check your journey before you travel at GWR.com/Check.

Please note: for a temporary period, Network Rail is unable to confirm train timetables as far in advance as usual. As a result, we expect online journey planners will be updated approximately six weeks in advance of rail improvement work. For the latest information, please check your journey details immediately prior to travelling.

Autumn

15 September to 6 October

Engineering work linked to electrification will take place around Bristol Parkway for three weeks from Saturday 15 September to Saturday 6 October – including weekdays.

During this time, no trains will call at Bristol Parkway and connecting coaches will run to Patchway, Yate and Filton Abbey Wood.

To find out more, visit GWR.com/Electrification2018.

13 and 14 October

Upgrade work is also expected to impact services in the Bristol area on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October.

At this time there will be no trains via Bristol Parkway or between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads, including the Severn Beach line.

Further information about the impact this will have on services will be provided shortly.

27 October to 18 November

Track laying is due to take place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, including the Severn Beach line, from Saturday 27 October until Sunday 18 November.

On Sunday 11 November, up until 13:00, buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa whilst Network Rail upgrades signalling on the line.

24 and 25 November

Engineering work is also planned by Network Rail affecting services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.

During this time, buses are expected to replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, as well as between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach.

Winter

Work on the additional lines between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway will affect services between those stations and the Severn Beach line on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December.

Work linked to both electrification and the additional lines between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway is due to take place during the Christmas period.

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