A GWR branded Hitachi IEP train pictured at Bristol Parkway in July 2016.

New trains to run non-stop between Bristol Parkway and Paddington

Additional train services will help reduce the fastest journey times between Bristol Parkway and London Paddington to just 68 minutes when GWR introduces its first wholesale timetable change since the 1970s from Sunday 15th December. GWR’s Intercity Express Trains (IETs) will take advantage of infrastructure improvements to run to a fully electric timetable between Bristol and London for the first

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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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Photo of transport secretary Chris Grayling unveiling a plaque to mark the official opening of the new platform.

New platform officially opened at Bristol Parkway

Secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling was in Stoke Gifford on 13th April to officially open a new (fourth) platform at Bristol Parkway station. The installation of the new platform is part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan in the west of England, representing a multi-million pound investment and including its biggest ever signalling upgrade which took place earlier

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