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.

Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Cardiff Central / Bristol Parkway on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January

Start date
20/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bristol Temple Meads and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central / Severn Beach / Worcester Shrub Hill; and also between Taunton and Severn Beach

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.


On Sunday until 10:40, trains which start at Bristol Temple Meads will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than the usual timetable.

Great Western Railway

On Saturday night and Sunday morning, trains will divert between Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will run up to 10 minutes earlier or later.

Additionally on Saturday the following trains are also amended:

  • 21:23 Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads is replaced by a bus between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 22:01 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids will terminate at Taunton for forward rail connection to Exeter St Davids.
  • 22:47 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads is diverted and will terminate at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol temple Meads. 


Throughout Sunday, an amended service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Cardiff Central / Bristol Parkway with minor re-timings of up to 10 minutes earlier or later to schedules, and some cancelled trains.

Some morning trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. Additional stops will be made to Cardiff Central on trains between Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads to cover cancelled trains.

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

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.