Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Major improvement work at Bristol Parkway on weekends from Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 November

Start date
04/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry on the following routes:

Paignton and Manchester Piccadilly
Plymouth / Penzance and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Leeds / York

Great Western Railway on the following routes:

Swansea and London Paddington
Southampton Central / Weymouth and Great Malvern / Gloucester
Taunton / Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway
Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Bristol Parkway station will be closed on weekends from Saturday 4 November to Sunday 19 November, allowing Network Rail to continue working on a new platform in preparation for Great Western Railway's Intercity Express Trains.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

High speed services will be diverted via Gloucester, extending journey times by approximately 40 minutes.

Buses will run between Swindon / Cheltenham Spa, Bristol Parkway and Newport

Local services will be replaced by buses between Filton Abbey Wood and Yate and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach.

Some services will be retimed.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.