Major railway upgrade work will be taking place in the Bristol area over the eight weeks from Saturday 10 July – Friday 3 September. The first phase will be running from Saturday 10 July – Friday 6 August.

Here’s a link to an 11 minute streamed video to explain the programme.

This link provides detailed information and maps.

In the Bristol area passengers will be affected for varying lengths of time and at different periods between these dates. Some journey times will change, and customers will need to check their journey before travel.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and South Wales, Gloucester as well as local stopping services are affected; with buses on some routes and some changes in journey patterns. Notably passengers travelling to and from the following locations will be affected:

  • Cardiff and Newport
  • Cheltenham and Gloucester
  • Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads via Bath
  • Services to Filton Abbey Wood
  • Services to London Paddington
  • Suburban lines into Bristol 

Long distance services for London, South Wales, the Midlands, the North and the South West will continue to operate throughout this period.

GWR and Network Rail have produced a set of resources to help explain to employers and colleagues the impact of the works. These can be downloaded as a zip file here: toolkit of resources.
They are also available individually below.

Severn Beach Line Impact
Download the table here.

GWR and Network Rail advice that you check before you travel over this period

GWR Customer Poster
GWR Customer leaflet explaining each phase of works
Employer self print poster with QR code which takes you to web page explaining stages with supporting maps

Links to additional resources:

Bristol rail regeneration programme video – word document with details and link for video

Bristol railway work Toolkit newsletter article – word document wit some short text for a newsletter

Cross Country station poster – pdf highlighting impact to Cross Country services

Employer Twitter or web graphic

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