The refurbishment is needed to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of the railway. This involves working 24/7 to replace sections of the track and points, using special road rail diggers and an engineering train. The junction will need to be fully replaced at a future date to be confirmed.

From Saturday 20 until Sunday 28 January and on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February, no trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare stations, however train services will still run directly between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, via an alternative route, adding around 55 minutes to journey times.

Replacement buses are planned between Bristol Temple Meads, Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Weston Milton and Weston-super-Mare.

Please note that no replacement buses will stop at Bedminster or Parson Street – passengers are asked to use public service buses for these locations.

Details of bus services accepting rail tickets are available on the GWR website.

Please do check before you travel at National Rail, Great Western Railway or Cross Country Trains.

For more information about the work taking place you can: