Future engineering work

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Amended overnight midweek service at Bristol from the night of Monday 15 until the morning of Friday 19 October

Start date
15/10/2018  00:00
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

Great Western Railway between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester / Great Malvern / Severn Beach / Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads, and between London Paddington and Hereford / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads

 
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from 22:20 each night, closing some lines.

CrossCountry

Each day Monday to Thursday, the 15:00 Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads, and 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads services will divert and not call at Bristol Parkway. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 45 minutes.

Road transport will be provided to run between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway

From approximately 22:00 Monday to Thursday, trains between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads will be replaced by buses between Newport / Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Temple Meads; with some trains being cancelled throughout.

The following other alterations will take place each night:

  • 18:22 London Paddington to Hereford service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. Other trains are available from Worcester Shrub Hill forward to Hereford.
  • 19:30 London Paddington to Weston-Super-Mare service will run to Bristol Temple Meads. Customers should change trains at this station.
  • 20:45 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Road transport will be provided from Swindon to Bath Spa, and also from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 21:15 / 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will divert between Swindon and Newport. Road transport will be provided between Swindon, Bristol Parkway and Newport.
  • 21:20 Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Road transport will be provided from Bristol Parkway to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 21:36 Great Malvern to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Gloucester. Road transport will be provided from Gloucester to Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 22:42 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

 

Tuesday morning to Friday morning:

  • 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service start from Bristol Parkway. Earlier road transport will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway to connect with the train.
  • 05:28 Hereford to London Paddington service will start from Worcester Shrub Hill. Customers from Hereford and other stations should use alternative services.

 

Severn Beach / Avonmouth

The following alterations will apply each night Monday to Thursday:

  • 21:37 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth service will terminate at Clifton Down
  • 22:19 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will be cancelled
  • 22:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout
  • 23:08 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout

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:

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%.