Travel Updates


Bristol Temple Meads Improvement Work - Summer 2021

During Summer 2021 Network Rail will be replacing Bristol East Junction, which is a key junction on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads station. Work will also be taking place on improvements to Bristol Temple Meads station itself.

Where is the track work being carried out?

At Bristol East Junction, which is situated to the north-east of Bristol Temple Meads station. The Junction allows trains to be directed either onto the line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa, or onto the line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway / South Wales. Every train to and from Bristol Temple Meads, travelling to or from the North of England, the Midlands, London and South Wales goes through Bristol East Junction - it's an extremely busy intersection!

When will the work take place?

The work will be taking place over an eight week period, from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September 2021. During this time you may find that your journey will be disrupted by line closures, which may involve you needing to use road replacement transport, and even the closure of Bristol Temple Meads station itself on some days.

How will this affect my journey?

More details on the impact you can expect on your journey to, from and through Bristol Temple Meads will be published here nearer to the time. Please continue to check back for the latest travel advice.

You can also follow the progress of this work on Twitter, using hashtag #BristolRailRegen

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Last updated:   11 March 2021