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Network Rail will be upgrading the railway in and around the Bristol area. The modernisation of the Great Western Route will:

  • Help ensure the continued safe operation of the railway
  • Improve reliability
  • Enable a significant increase in rail services to meet growing demand.

Details and dates for when the work will be carried out:

Filton Abbey Wood Saturday 27 October – Sunday 18 November 2018 (Also including the weekends of  13-14 October, 24-25 November & 1-2 December) 

We are doubling the tracks from Filton Abbey Wood station to Bristol Temple Meads station, from two tracks to four. This will increase the reliability of journeys and enable more services to run from 2019.

An amended timetable will be in operation during these dates.

From Saturday 27 October – Sunday 18 November, the weekends of 13-14 October, 24-25 November & 1-2 December, trains will divert via an alternative route and not call at Bristol Parkway. Journey times will be extended by one hour. An hourly rail service will operate between Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street. Rail replacement road transport will operate between:

Cheltenham Spa – Bristol Parkway

Bristol Parkway – Bristol Temple Meads.

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Road transport

Replacement road transport will depart from the front of the stations.


Our full range of tickets will be available for all journeys on this route.


Rail replacement road transport will not be able to convey any cycles.

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