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 to be updated in the weeks leading up to periods of rail improvement work. For the latest information, please check your journey details immediately prior to travelling.
Bristol Parkway area
15 September to 6 October
Network Rail plans to install overhead line equipment between Swindon, Bristol Parkway and Patchway, affecting all trains via Bristol Parkway from Saturday 15 September until Saturday 6 October.
between London Paddington and South Wales, trains will be diverted between Swindon and Newport – calling at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway
between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour or Taunton, trains will continue to run but to a slightly amended timetable
from Great Malvern, Worcester Shrub Hill or Gloucester towards Bristol Temple Meads, trains will terminate at Yate – connecting coaches will run from Yate, via Bristol Parkway, to Filton Abbey Wood for trains towards Bristol Temple Meads
from Westbury or Weymouth towards Bristol Parkway, trains will terminate at Filton Abbey Wood – connecting coaches will run from Filton Abbey Wood, via Bristol Parkway, to Yate for trains towards Gloucester and the North Cotswolds
from Weston-super-Mare or Taunton to Bristol Parkway, trains will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads – trains will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood for connecting coaches to Bristol Parkway
CrossCountry trains will be diverted between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads – calling at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway
Approx. journey time
Bristol Parkway – Patchway
Every 30 mins
Bristol Parkway – Filton Abbey Wood
Filton Abbey Wood– Yate*
* some will extend to Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester at the start/end of service
13 to 14 October
Further work to complete the installation of overhead electrical equipment at Bristol Parkway is due to take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October.
Network Rail also plans to carry out work between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads (including the Severn Beach line) that weekend.
between London Paddington and South Wales, no direct services are expected to run – connecting coaches will operate instead between Swindon and Newport, calling at Bristol Parkway; an hourly shuttle train is also anticipated to run between Newport and Swansea
between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, most trains are expected to run but to an amended timetable
between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa, most services are not expected to run; a shuttle train between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa is expected to operate instead
from Great Malvern, Worcester Shrub Hill or Gloucester towards Bristol, trains are expected to terminate at Yate – replacement coaches will operate to Bristol Temple Meads
from Taunton/Portsmouth Harbour towards Cardiff Central, trains are expected to terminate at Bristol Temple Meads – replacement coaches will operate to Severn Tunnel Junction or Newport, where trains run to/from Cardiff Central
from Weston-super-Mare, Westbury or Weymouth towards Bristol, trains are expected to terminate at Bristol Temple Meads – replacement coaches will operate to Bristol Parkway and Yate, where trains will run towards Gloucester
between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach, buses are expected to replace trains
CrossCountry trains are expected to be diverted between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads – calling additionally at Swindon and Bath Spa
Replacement bus/coach services will operate between stations affected but this has not yet been confirmed – this page will be updated once those details have been agreed.
27 October to 18 November
Further upgrade work, to install extra tracks and increase capacity is also planned between Lawrence Hill and Filton Abbey Wood from Saturday 27 October until Sunday 18 November.
Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (including the Severn Beach line) are expected to be replaced by buses on these dates too.