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Author Topic: Severn Tunnel closure / engineering - 19-22 and 27-28 April 2019  (Read 1451 times)
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« on: April 14, 2019, 06:30:08 am »

From GWR Media Centre

Quicker journeys promised as engineering work set to continue this Easter

Wednesday 10th April 2019
Rail engineering work continues this Easter as Network Rail carries out vital electrification works in the Severn Tunnel.

The work, which when complete will enable passengers to experience the full benefits of new Intercity Express Trains, will also see a new accessible footbridge provided at Patchway Station.

With the railway line closed to train services between Bristol Parkway and Newport, trains will run to an amended timetable from Good Friday, Friday 19, to Easter Monday, Monday 22 April, and bus replacement services provided where trains are unable to operate.

trains between London Paddington and South Wales will terminate at Bristol Parkway and restart from Newport with replacement road transport in between

trains from Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will terminate at Bristol Parkway instead; trains from Taunton to Cardiff Central will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads

replacement buses and coaches will operate between Bristol Parkway and Newport, with some calling additionally at Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction

Further work is planned in the Severn tunnel on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, when trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted via an alternate route.

Replacement road transport will still operate between Bristol Parkway and Newport, with some buses calling additionally at Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 07:19:15 am »

The line to the West of England also closed at Castle Cary on Easter Sunday with trains leaving Paddington earlier than normal and going via Bristol.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:00:50 pm »

The Easter blockade includes Newport - Gloucester services too, but the 27th/28th is apparently just for the tunnel.  Does anyone know whether it is planned to energise the section from Bristol Parkway through the Severn Tunnel that weekend?
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 10:29:10 am »

Photographs of the new Patchway footbridge being installed, down the page here:

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