Public transport

  • Christmas closure at Paddington Station

    To allow for electrification and Crossrail works Paddington Station will be closed over Christmas. There will be a six-day closure, starting on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 through to Thursday 29 December. Trains are likely to be very busy on...

  • Network Rail delays Great Western electrification programme

    Network Rail will be deferring four parts of the Great Western electrification programme. Schemes affected include the Thames Valley Branch lines (Henley and Windsor), Didcot to Oxford, Bath to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads. The...

  • Train travel via Paddington over the Christmas period

    As part of the ongoing improvement to the network, Great Western Railway will have some changes to their services over the holiday period. The biggest change is that London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24...

  • 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...