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 from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 7 October

Start date
15/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds and Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Worcester Stations / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Brighton / Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Westbury, also between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Parkway area, closing all lines at the station.


An hourly service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will operate between Patchway and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway

Local services:

Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and beyond will not run between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood. 

A replacement bus service will operate between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood, and also between Yate and Bristol Parkway.

The first bus of the day will run between Gloucester and Filton Abbey Wood via Cam & Dursley and Yate, and the last bus of the day running from Filton Abbey to Gloucester via Yate and Cam & Dursley.

Most trains running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads will not run, and most services between Bristol Parkway and Weston-Super-Mare will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare.

Some services to / from Avonmouth and Severn Beach, and also services between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed as a result of these works.

London - South Wales services:

Services between London Paddington and South Wales will run to an amended timetable, running roughly once per hour, with some additional services during morning and evening peaks. These services will be diverted between Swindon and Newport, not calling at Bristol Parkway.

Customers travelling to / from Bristol Parkway should change at Patchway for a replacement bus service to / from Bristol Parkway.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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%.