Summer 2021 rail travel disruption

There are major engineering works taking place on the railway in and around Bristol between Saturday 10th July and Friday 3rd September, with additional works on the 25th and 26th of September. This affects all trains travelling to and from Bristol Temple Meads, with changes to timetables and replacement buses likely across this period. Please plan your journey ahead of time and build in extra travel time if you’re likely to be affected.

The changes in place vary depending on the day and the direction you’re coming from. Please check the GWR travel information page for the most up to date and accurate details.

For convenience, our suggested alternative travel arrangements for each date are provided below, based on where you are travelling from.

Last updated: 14th July 2021.

Saturday 10th July to
Friday 6th August

  • WALES: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus or connecting train.
  • Gloucester: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus or connecting train.
  • Severn Beach: Disembark at Lawrence Hill. Use replacement bus. On Sundays there will be no rail services, only a replacement bus service.

Direct services from Taunton and Weston-super-Mare will be running using an amended timetable.

All other services are running normally.

Saturday 7th August

  • WALES: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Cheltenham: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Gloucester: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • London: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.
  • Severn Beach: Disembark at Lawrence Hill. Use replacement bus.
  • All South Western Railway services: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.

Direct services from Taunton and Weston-super-Mare will be running using an amended timetable.

Sunday 8th August

No direct trains will be running to Temple Meads on this date.

  • WALES: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Cheltenham: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Gloucester: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • London: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.
  • Severn Beach: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Taunton: No CrossCountry rail services. For GWR rail services, disembark at Weston-super-Mare. Use replacement bus at either location.
  • Weston-super-Mare: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • All South Western Railway services: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.

Monday 9th August to
Friday 13th August

  • WALES: Services will call at Bristol Parkway only. Use replacement bus.
  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Cheltenham: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Gloucester: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • London: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.
  • Severn Beach: Disembark at Lawrence Hill. Use replacement bus.
  • All South Western Railway services: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.

Direct services from Taunton and Weston-super-Mare will be running using an amended timetable.

Saturday 14th August to
Monday 30th August

  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • All South Western Railway services: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.

Direct services from WALES and Severn Beach will be running using an amended timetable.

Direct services from London will be running on an alternative route and will not call at Chippenham or Bath Spa.

All other services are running normally.

Tuesday 31st August to
Friday 3rd September

No direct trains will be running to Temple Meads between these dates.

  • WALES: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Cheltenham: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • Gloucester: Disembark at Bristol Parkway. Use replacement bus.
  • London: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.
  • Severn Beach: Disembark at Lawrence Hill. Use replacement bus.
  • Taunton: CrossCountry services, disembark at Bristol Parkway. GWR services, disembark at Bedminster. Use replacement bus.
  • Weston-super-Mare: Disembark at Bedminster. Use replacement bus.
  • All South Western Railway services: Disembark at Bath Spa. Use replacement bus.

Saturday 25th September

  • Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill: No rail services. Use replacement bus.
  • Severn Beach: Disembark at Lawrence Hill. Use replacement bus.

Services via Bristol Parkway will be running on an amended timetable.

All other services are running normally.

Sunday 26th September

  • Bath: No rail services. Use replacement bus.

Direct services from London will be running on an alternative route and will not call at Chippenham or Bath Spa.

All other services are running normally.