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Bristol Parkway closure: how will I be affected?

As Bristol Parkway station shuts for a fortnight, passengers have been warned to expect major disruption with some journeys taking an hour longer than usual due to diversions.

CrossCountry has an amended timetable with an hourly service between Bristol Temple Meads, Cheltenham and Birmingham New Street. Credit: Cross Country

The closure means:

  • There will be an hourly service between Bristol Temple Meads, Cheltenham and Birmingham New Street.
  • Services between Parkway and Swindon will be halted for around a month
  • Services between Cardiff, Swansea and London Paddington will be affected
  • Replacement busses will run between Bristol Parkway and Patchway
  • Local services between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood will also be affected

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TRAVEL: Disruption to trains from Bristol Temple Meads

Commuters getting the train from Bristol Temple Meads should expect delays and changes, as a signalling problem is currently disrupting services.

The following changes are expected to continue until the end of service.

  • No trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach
  • Delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

Alternative options:

  • Passengers can use local buses on First Buses routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 70 and 71 on any reasonable route.
  • You can follow this incident using the hashtag #BristolTM
  • To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner


Tarka line Crediton to Barnstaple closes tomorrow

The Tarka rail line between Crediton and Barnstaple will be closed tomorrow [Sunday] until Wednesday [13th].

Network Rail will be relaying bits of track and making bridge improvements. During the closure, First Great Western will operate train services between Exeter and Crediton, with a bus replacement service serving all stations north of Crediton, through to Barnstaple.

The line will close on Sunday at 11pm and open on Wednesday at 3pm.