As we recently reported, the Severn Tunnel will be closed from 12 September until 21 October due to electrification works. Rail services will run via Gloucester and journeys will therefore be longer. GWR will also provide a comprehensive schedule of bus services between Newport and Bristol for local journeys.
While the work is some time away GWR have started to alert customers so they can plan for the changes. This includes a dedicated web page www.GWR.com/SevernTunnel2016
As well as the work in the Severn Tunnel, Network Rail will also be carrying out improvement work around Filton which will affect Bristol, South Wales and Gloucester services in the late May Bank Holiday (28 to 30 May) and the August Bank Holiday (27-29 August). A dedicated web page has also been created for this piece of work www.GWR.com/filton2016