Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 20/05/2018 15:05. Update now

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 morning and evening trains to / from Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday 25 March

Start date
25/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Avonmouth  / Worcester Shrub Hill Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads from 00:01 until 10:40 and again from 23:00 until 23:59, closing some lines.

The following trains will be amended:

The 08:01 Exeter St David's to Bristol Temple Meads will be extended to run to Cardiff Central, calling at Filton Abbey Wood, Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport.

The 08:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will be diverted, and will change direction of travel.

The 08:58 (departing 08:50) Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will be diverted and will change direction of travel.

The 09:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill will be diverted and change direction of travel. Departure times will be amended by a few minutes.

The 09:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run.

The 10:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth service will depart at 10:40, and will terminate at Clifton Down.

The 10:52 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Clifton Down at 11:04.

The 22:33 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Customers for Bristol Temple Meads should use earlier or later services from London Paddington.

Check before you travel:

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%.