Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa on Sunday 8 April

Start date
08/04/2018  00:00
End date
08/04/2018 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton / Plymouth / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa, closing all lines.

A half hourly express bus service will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa taking between 35 and 40 minutes, an hourly service will also operate for intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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:

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%.