Essential rail upgrades to impact Great Western Railway services …

Passengers travelling with Great Western Railway[1] are being advised of track upgrade work taking place from the 17th to the 22nd of September, which will affect journeys between [2] and [3].

The work will see track replaced between Bedminster and [4], level crossing upgrades between [5] and [6], and structural repair at [7].

During the planned period of work taking place from Sunday the 17th to and including Friday the 22nd of September, no trains will operate between [8] Temple Meads and [9].

Rail travel between [10] and [11] via [12] will still be available to customers including diverted [13] services.

Between Weston-super-Mare and [14] and between London and the South West via Castle Cary will also still be in operation.

Castle Cary Station Castle Cary Station // Credit: [15]

Trains cannot stop at the following stations:

During the essential work, rail replacement buses/coaches will be in operation for all stations which are affected.

To find out more, please click here[16].

Alex Hills, [17]'s Station Manager for the Bristol area, said:

“This forms part of an ongoing programme that will enable us to continue to deliver safe and reliable services for travelling between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.”

“We will provide alternative road transport as well as ticket acceptance with First Bus on relevant local bus services in Bristol and North [18].”

“In addition, we have also agreed ticket acceptance on [19] trains to ensure our customers can still complete their journeys during this time.”

Clarisse Grother, Network Rail's senior programme manager for the project, said:

“I'd like to thank passengers and lineside neighbours for their patience and understanding while we carry out essential track maintenance and replacement on the railway line between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.”

“This track replacement work will enable continued safe and reliable journeys on the popular route for years to come.”


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