Rail closure over Easter.

Easter problems ahead on our railway link with Bristol it seems.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking visitors and commuters to the city to be patient while works are carried out to improve the route over the holiday period.

Passengers are being asked to plan their journeys as services are suspended between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa from Friday 30 March and Tuesday 3 April (inclusive).

bath spa station

The line is being closed to enable Network Rail to upgrade signalling

in preparation an increase in trains – including more services between the West and London from 2019, and will result in improved reliability.

GWR will be providing replacement bus services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa, as well as other stations affected on the route.

While Bath Spa station remains open, passengers travelling to and from London need to be aware that the frequency of services will be affected.

Cllr Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe) Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: “Bath remains very much open for business throughout this period. We are working closely with Network Rail and GWR to try to minimise disruption to travellers, but would ask passengers to remain patient. This work will eventually result in improved rail services to and from the city and more frequent trains”.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey carefully and allow extra time – particularly if commuting to work after the bank holiday weekend, on Tuesday 3 April.

For more information visit:  www.nationalrail.co.uk/easter, www.gwr.com/bristol2018 or www.networkrail.co.uk/bristol-upgrades.