On Sundays, 12, 19, and 26 June there will be no trains through Bristol Parkway:
- Trains between London and South Wales will use an alternative route between Swindon and Newport, and will stop at Patchway instead of Bristol Parkway;
- CrossCountry trains between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads will use an alternative route, and will stop at Gloucester but not at Bristol Parkway.
Buses will replace all train services to/from Bristol Parkway.
From Friday, 1st to Sunday, 10th July, maintenance work will affect train services through the Severn Tunnel:
- Trains between London and South Wales will use an alternative route between Swindon and Newport, and will stop at Gloucester instead of Bristol Parkway;
- Trains between London and Bristol Parkway will run on weekdays only; passengers may travel via Bristol Temple Meads instead.
- On Friday, 8th, and Saturday, 9th July, buses will replace trains at Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road for services to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway.
Buses will replace train services between Bristol Parkway and Newport.
GWR Regional Manager for the area, Alex Hills, said:
“The track upgrades near Bristol Parkway enable us to maintain services over a vital junction on the rail network for customers travelling north, south, east, or west.
“And the work inside the Severn Tunnel helps to support our South Wales services, especially those trains running under electric power between England and Wales.
“Where possible we will divert trains via an alternative route, or provide alternative road transport, to ensure that customers can make the journeys we know they need to.”
Dave Stanbury, Programme Director, Works Delivery (Construction Services) for Network Rail, said:
“I’d like to thank passengers and local residents for their patience while we carry out this essential maintenance and upgrade work.
“We’ll be working on three consecutive Sundays in June to keep the railway open for passengers during the week and will use the opportunity provided by these railway closures to maintain the drainage systems between the Chipping Sodbury and Alderton tunnels, minimising the need for future closures.
“Once complete, this section of the line will see fewer delays, ensuring that passengers travelling via Bristol Parkway continue to experience safe and reliable journeys.
“We’ll also be carrying out essential maintenance work in the Severn Tunnel this July to support the electric trains that serve passengers either side of the River Severn.
For the latest information on the work visit GWR’s website at GWR.com/Bristol.