Photo of the deck of the new footbridge being lifted into position by a crane

Deck of new accessible footbridge installed

The deck of a new accessible footbridge at Patchway Station was hoisted into position by a giant crane over the Easter weekend, during a four-day closure of the railway. The previous footbridge needed to be replaced because it had insufficient clearance from the new overhead wires which are being installed as part of the multi-billion pound Great Western Mainline (GWML)

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Photo of a 110-tonne Kirow crane laying track near Bristol Parkway.

Three-week railway closure set to cause disruption for residents and passengers

Residents living near the railway lines that run through the Stokes are being warned to expect an intensification in potentially noisy and disruptive maintenance activity as the project to electrify the Great Western mainline enters a critical phase this autumn. The railway through Bristol Parkway will be closed between 15th September and 6th October inclusive, and again on the weekend

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Work on installing a new fourth platform at Bristol Parkway Station.

Major work continues at Bristol Parkway

Network Rail has been continuing its Railway Upgrade Plan by carrying out some major work at Bristol Parkway Station, causing the station to be completely closed during the first three weekends of November. As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is electrifying the railway between London Paddington and Cardiff with the aim being to provide passengers with quieter,

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