An update from Network Rail

An update from Network Rail regarding what will be our nearest station, Portway! (text of email below, plus a PDF of further information.)

We are getting in touch to provide a general overview of railway work in the Bristol area and, in particular, to highlight work taking place over the next couple of weekends. Please see the attached​newsletter for full details. 

What’s happening?

Working within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Safety of our workers and the public, as well as preventing the spread of the virus, is paramount. We have been reassessing all planned work with Government guidelines in mind. All necessary steps are being taken to mitigate against the risk on site and enable our workers to continue with essential maintenance in line with current advice.

Travel advice

During the coronavirus outbreak, please only travel if it is essential.

If you do need to travel please bear in mind the following:

Weekends of 25 & 26 April and 2 & 3 May:
Coaches replace trains:

  • between Bristol Temple Meads and Newport/Cardiff Central (not calling at Bristol Parkway)
  • between Bristol Parkway and Newport​

Low-floor buses will also run:

  • between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway
  • between Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down/Avonmouth/Severn Beach​

A taxi will run between Bristol Parkway and Pilning (and back) on the Saturdays at 08.05 and 14.05.

Please check before you travel at or

On the weekends of Saturday 25 & 26 April and Saturday 2 & 3 May, we will be replacing sections of track on the large junction (‘Bristol East Junction’) just outside Bristol Temple Meads. This is the first bit of track work ahead of the full renewal of the junction, planned for summer 2021.

During the same two weekends, we will also be completing further drainage work alongside the railway line that runs between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood station, and carrying out follow up work in the Pilning area, between Bristol and south Wales.