Network Rail is completing two major upgrades in the Bristol area between September and November. These upgrades will make way for more trains and faster journeys from 2019, meeting growing demand from passengers.

Bristol Parkway

Saturday 15 September – Sunday 7 October

Railway workers will be on the line 24/7, installing equipment and preparing for the electrification of the line between London and Bristol Parkway at the end of 2018. This is in addition to work being carried out on Saturday nights and Sunday day time shifts up until the end of October. No trains will call at Bristol Parkway from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 7 October.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Swindon (including Bristol Parkway), as well as down the Filton Bank and Severn Beach Line services between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

Filton Bank and Severn Beach

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 18 November

Network Rail will be completing a 3-week block of work between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood stations, installing two new railway lines and signalling along the Filton Bank. This will enable an increase in trains from 2019, including more services between Bristol and London, and will also reduce disruption caused by maintenance work. Throughout this period buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, as well as at stations along the Severn Beach line.

At all of these times, please check before you travel:

For more information about this work see: or #bristolrailupgrade on Twitter.