Bristol Temple Meads train disruption expected as major works near completion

Work to improve Bristol Temple Meads is almost complete, but another weekend of disruption is expected.

The multi-million pound upgrade has been ongoing at the station to increase capacity, reduce congestion and help make journeys more reliable.

But passengers have been warned that there will be disruption to some services as final work is to be carried out this weekend.

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A statement from Network Rail reads: “The improvements to tracks around Bristol Temple Meads are almost complete.

“We have successfully increased capacity and allowed for more trains to run – providing thousands of additional seats on extra local trains in the Bristol area.

“Network Rail will be returning to complete some final track works later this month. So some trains that run via Bristol Temple Meads may be affected between Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26.”

On Saturday:

  • No direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central or Gloucester – change at Bristol Parkway or Bath Spa instead

  • Trains between Bath Spa and Filton Abbey Wood won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads

  • Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road or Filton Abbey Wood

On Saturday:

  • No direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester or the South Coast – change at Bristol Parkway or Bath Spa instead
  • Trains between Bath Spa and Filton Abbey Wood won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Keynsham, Oldfield Park or Bath Spa
  • Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington will run via Bristol Parkway and won’t call at Bath Spa or Chippenham

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