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 Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July

Start date
14/07/2018  00:00
End date
15/07/2018 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Plymouth

Great Western Railway services that run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads

 
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CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

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

CrossCountry

Trains will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Bristol Parkway. Customers travelling to or from Bristol Parkway will be able to use a replacement bus service between Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa to connect with train services.

Journey times will be extended by up to 1 hour.

Great Western Railway

Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa via Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury / Brighton / Weymouth: These services will run between Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa as far as Bristol Parkway, and will then be diverted to Newport and Cardiff Central. Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Brighton / Weymouth.

Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour: These services will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour only.

Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads: These 'local' services will not run.

Cardiff Central to Taunton: These services will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton only.

Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare: These services will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare only.

Other changes:

  • 03:59 (Sat) Swansea to London Paddington service will be diverted, and will not call at Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa or Chippenham.
  • 05:59 (Sat) Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway.
  • 06:45 (Sat) Bristol Temple Meads to Swansea service will start from Bristol Parkway.
  • On Sunday, the 16:27 and 18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services, and the 13:00 and 15:30 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington services will not run.
  • 08:15 (Sun) Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway.

Buses will operate between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads. A mixture of non-stop buses and buses that stop at interim stations will run.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

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