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Track upgrades in Bristol and North Somerset

Great Western Railway services between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare will be affected by track replacement and level crossing work which started on Sunday (September 17).

The essential works mean there will be no trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September.

  • Customers can still travel by train between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton via Westbury – including diverted CrossCountry services
  • Trains will also run between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton as well as between London and the south west via Castle Cary
  • No trains can stop at Bedminster, Parson Street, Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle or Weston Milton stations
  • Replacement buses/coaches will operate to/from all stations affected

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This works will see track replaced between Bedminster and Worle, plus level crossing upgrades between Yatton and Worle as well as structural repairs at Parson Street.

Alex Hills, GWR’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 Somerset.

“In addition, we have also agreed ticket acceptance on CrossCountry 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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