GWR - Network Rail time changes

Published: 19 January 2021

As a result they will be making further changes from Monday, 25 January.

They will continue to operate over 65% of services. The key change in the Bristol area is that Bristol Temple Meads – Paddington services will be hourly on Saturdays, and weekday and Saturday local services between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Parkway will be cancelled, with calls added into our Cardiff to Taunton local services instead.

There will also be some later start up and early finish times across the network. 

The changes are temporary, and they can be quickly reversed. They know the key services used by our schools and colleges and they will all be in operation before pupils and students return.

Their advice to customers is to check timetables before travel and this can be done through their online journey checker on

All their safety and enhanced cleaning regimes remain in place and they are working on plans with the Department for Transport to encourage a return to rail when the time is right. For now, it is important that they protect key services and do all they can to support the lockdown.