Public transport

  • Severn Tunnel rail closure, September-October

    From Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2016, the Severn Tunnel will be closed to enable electrification through to Cardiff and Swansea. The three main stations affected are Bristol Parkway, Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport. Newport to London services...

  • Rail closure between Bristol and Wales this weekend

    From Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August, the railway between Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Gloucester and Severn Tunnel Junction will be closed with many services being amended or replaced by buses. For more information visit the GWR website.

  • Travel update

    Our latest travel update looking at the weeks ahead: Parade & Underdeck closed 20-21 Aug Free electric bicycle hire Ongoing: Underdeck closed until Sep 2016 Church Lane (off Brassknocker Hill) closed until 2 Sep A3062 Bradford Road roadworks until 5 Sep...

  • No trains from Bath Spa today until 1pm

    Great Western Railway has confirmed trains will not be calling at Bath Spa with cancellations likely, as a train has hit a pedestrian. For the most up to date information please see the GWR Twitter account.

  • Heat speed restrictions on the railways

    Due to speed restrictions put in place by Network Rail between 1.30pm and 7pm Tuesday 19 July, GWR is warning customers that journeys are expected to take longer than usual. With rail track temperatures set to exceed 50 degrees in parts of...

  • New bicycle policy on GWR long distance high speed trains

    GWR are introducing compulsory bicycle reservations on long distance high speed trains from 16 May. GWR have said: "This will bring us in line with other long distance operators and we will compensate customers if we do not provide them with their...

  • New arrival in Arrivals Square

    The new Arrivals Square building is now complete and in operation. The expansion and extensive refurbishment has created a new welcome point, staffed by Steve King, the University’s Transport Manager, where you can tap into his detailed knowledge of local...

  • Summer Ball bus service

    On the evening of the Summer Ball, Saturday 28 May, there will be increased number of U1 buses running to cope with increased demand. A bus supervisor from First will be on campus to ensure the service runs smoothly.

  • Rail replacement services over the Bank Holiday weekend

      On Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May rail replacement buses will be operating between Swindon, Chippenham, and Bath Spa, and between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. You can use the GWR journey checker to see if your route is affected.

  • Bristol and Bath Rail closure 2-10 April: updated information

    A full closure of the railway between Bath and Bristol is planned between Saturday 2 and Sunday 10 April 2016. Keynsham and Oldfield Park stations will be closed and rail services suspended. During the closure period rail replacement services will be provided by Great...