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Re-signalling in the Bristol area this Easter to help transform rail travel

9th February 2018

Categories: Latest News

Passenger journeys from Bristol will be transformed from 2019, with two direct services per hour to London, and journey times reduced by up to 17 minutes on newer, better trains with 24% more capacity.

The transformation in rail travel is being made possible thanks to a major signalling upgrade in and around Bristol Temple Meads this Easter combined with the building of two new tracks along Filton bank at the end of 2018.

The £130m signalling upgrade is Network Rail’s biggest ever re-signalling project, and a crucial part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. It will take around 500 railway staff to complete it, working over a 5-day period from Good Friday (30 March) through to, and including, Tuesday 3 April.

Passengers are advised to plan ahead as there will be no trains to, from, or through Bristol Temple Meads throughout this period. The below map shows which routes are open

Buses replace trains at affected stations but services will be busy, especially on Tuesday 3 April.

Passengers are advised to check journeys closer to the time at www.gwr.com/check

For more information about the upgrade: www.networkrail.co.uk/bristol-upgrades   #SignalBristol

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