Bristol

Temple Meads station transformation to bring full summer of disruption

Bristol’s Temple Meads train station is to begin a two-year transformation programme, however there are major disruptions forecasted throughout the summer for Bristol’s passengers.  

The transformation looks to make the station more viable and capable to cope with more services on local commuter lines around the city.

Network Rail who will be carrying out changes said: “As part of the Bristol Rail Regeneration Programme, Bristol Temple Meads station will undergo a major transformation that will enhance customers’ experience of using the station.

"Transforming’ the railway in and around Bristol to ‘pave the way’ for more rail services.

“This is so we can move more people, more reliably in the area.

“Improvements to tracks and signalling around the station will enable us to run more trains more frequently, easing congestion and improving reliability of train services”

For weeks at a time in July and August, services to and from different parts of Bristol and the surrounding area will be affected. 

As well as the lines coming in to Temple Meads being realigned, Bedminster Station is going to be used for a short period as a terminus for services from the South West at the end of the summer.

The work on the Bristol East junction will take eight weeks from 10 July to 3 September 2021.

"The brand new tracks in a clever new layout will allow trains to come in and out of the station more easily, meaning less delays and better journeys," said Network Rail.

"An extra line is also being introduced to support additional suburban services being planned for the future.

"While our work is taking place, we’ll make sure you can still get wherever you’re going. Some trains will be diverted and others will be replaced by buses."

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