Great Western Railway services between South Wales and London, and South Wales and Bristol will continue to be affected due to a Network Rail bridge replacement project at Gipsy Patch Lane, near Bristol Parkway station, until at least Monday 23rd November.
- London – South Wales services will continue to operate by train, but going via Gloucester and not calling at Bristol Parkway. Journeys will therefore be longer and you should check timings before travel.
- Local services will end at Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads; and buses will replace trains between Bristol and Newport. These buses are fully accessible and Great Western Railway will also have accessible taxis on standby.
Due to a programme of planned engineering work, to improve rail travel between London and the South West, Network Rail will be unable to operate some trains as normal on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November.
In particular, trains from Bristol to Weymouth will terminate at Frome on both dates with replacement buses to Bruton and Castle Cary where trains then continue to Weymouth.
More information can be found on Great Western Railway’s (GWR) website at www.GWR.com/Wessex.
How these upgrades may affect my journey:
Cycle facilities at Bristol Temple Meads
Network Rail needs to remove the bike racks from Platforms 3 and 4 for station renovations and security reasons before Sunday 6 September.
From that date, any bikes left on the platforms will be taken away and stored securely at the station until Friday 6 November.
The bike racks outside the station on Station Approach are not affected and a new cycle storage facility is also being built at Temple Quay.
For more information visit the Network Rail webpage for Bristol Temple Meads.
South Gloucestershire Council and the West of England Combined Authority are extending the region’s metrobus network to provide a link between Bristol Parkway and Cribbs Causeway.
For more details of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus scheme visit:
During the work on Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge near to Patchway station there will be a diversion in place for vehicle access to Station Road.
Pedestrians and cyclists can still access the station via Station Road and Gipsy Patch Lane during the road closure.
Network Rail plans to start work during the Christmas period to refurbish the station roof and canopies at Bristol Temple Meads as well as installing a new signal gantry.
Work continues in the first half of 2021 in preparation for major rail improvements north and east of Bristol Temple Meads with follow-up work until the end of the year.
More details of the impact on train services will be provided in due course.”