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.

Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway / Severn Beach from Saturday 27 October until Sunday 18 November

Start date
27/10/2018  00:00
End date
18/11/2018 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth, Paignton, Penzance, Bristol Temple Meads and Leeds / York / Birmingham / Manchester / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Aberdeen

Great Western Railway between Brighton, Weymouth, Southampton, Westbury, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway / Cheltenham / Worcester / Great Malvern / Cardiff / Swansea. Also between Bristol Temple Mead and Severn Beach / London Paddington

 
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Description

Network Rail are installing extra tracks between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, to allow more trains to run in the Bristol area and also to and from London.

While the work takes place, the line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway will be closed, as well as the Severn Beach line.

CrossCountry

Services will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa, extending the journey time by approximately 60 minutes.

Buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway and also between Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Bristol Parkway.

Trains that usually run between Westbury, Weymouth, Brighton and Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run as two separate services; between Westbury / Weymouth / Brighton and Bristol Temple Meads and between Cardiff Central and Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa via Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Portsmouth / Taunton and Cardiff will be amended to run between Portsmouth / Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads only.

On Sunday 18 November, an amended service will run between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway / Plymouth and London Paddington. Also, train services scheduled to run between Weston-Super-Mare and London Paddington will be revised and will only run between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and London Paddington.

On Saturday 24 November, a reduced service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington. In addition, the 06:54 Taunton to London Paddington service will start at Bristol Temple Meads.

On Saturday 25 November, an amended service will operate between London Paddington and Plymouth, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, with trains being re-timed, diverted via an alternative route or starting / terminating at alternative locations.

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

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 this project on Network Rail's Bristol upgrades page.