Temple Meads transformation brings summer of disruption for Bristol rail travelers


Passengers on the train have been warned that there will be disruptions to services to and from Temple Meads station in Bristol – as a major upgrade to the station and the lines surrounding it will be In progress.

A two-year Network Rail program is underway, and at the end of it rail bosses say the station and tracks will be able to cope with more services on local suburban lines around Bristol .

Network Rail said it was “transforming” the railroad in and around Bristol to “pave the way” for more rail services.

“This so that we can move more people more reliably around the area,” a spokesperson said.

“As part of Bristol’s rail regeneration program, Bristol Temple Meads station will undergo a major transformation that will improve the experience of customers using the station.

“Improving the tracks and signage around the station will allow us to run more trains more frequently, reduce congestion and improve the reliability of rail services.

“In other areas, Network Rail will carry out maintenance work as usual.

“A lot of the improvement work is done overnight with no impact on customers, but some work has to take place over long periods of time and we will have to change the rail services,” he added.

For weeks in both July and August, services to and from different parts of Bristol and the surrounding area will be affected – the full list of disruptions is below.

In addition to the realignment of lines to Temple Meads, Bedminster station will be used for a short time as a terminus for southwestern services at the end of the summer.

Work on the Bristol East junction will last eight weeks from July 10 to September 3.

“The brand new tracks in a smart new layout will make it easier for trains to enter and exit the station, which means fewer delays and better journeys,” Network Rail said. “An additional line is also being introduced to support additional commuter services planned for the future.”

“While our work is going, we will make sure that you can always get to where you are going. Some trains will be diverted and others will be replaced by buses,” he added.

How these upgrades may affect your trip:

Bath Spa in Chippenham and Westbury – weekends 17/18 and 24/25 April

Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood – Saturday July 10 to Friday August 6

Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood / Keynsham – Saturday August 7th

Bristol Temple Meads – Sunday August 8

Bristol Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood / Keynsham – Monday 9th to Friday 13th August

Bristol Temple Meads in Keynsham – Saturday August 14 to Monday August 30

Bristol Temple Meads – Tuesday August 31 to Friday September 3


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