Travel Updates

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3 Major Alerts & Incidents


  • Major Alerts

    Balloon Fiesta 11th to 14th Aug 2022

    Last updated: 13:49 | 10/08/2022
  • Public event

    Ashton Court estate surrounding roads

    Last updated: 15:27 | 11/08/2022
  • Incidents, Accident

    Bath Road at Callington rd / West Town Lane

    Last updated: 13:08 | 12/08/2022

132 Disrupted Bus Routes


1329 Roadworks and Road Closures


  • Road closure

    Binhay Road

    Last updated: 09:39 | 12/08/2022
  • Road closure

    Gibbsfold Road

    Last updated: 21:41 | 16/05/2022
  • Road closure

    Kingdown Road

    Last updated: 12:34 | 11/08/2022

323 Current Rail Disruptions

  • XC, AW – CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham Transport for Wales between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

    Major engineering work between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

    Last updated: 10:30 04/07/2022

    Major engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester, aimed at improving the reliability of the route and reducing the risk of landslips.

    As a result, the line between Newport and Gloucester will be closed from Monday 18 July until 2 September

    CrossCountry:

    Buses will replace trains between Newport and Gloucester.

    Transport for Wales:

    Until 31 July, trains between Maesteg / Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa will terminate at / start from Severn Tunnel Junction. An hourly rail replacement bus service will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester calling at Caldicot, Chepstow and Lydney. 

    From 1 August until the 2 September, replacement buses will run between Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa. An amended train service will run between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner​​​​​​​

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

  • GWR – Great Western Railway routes

    Industrial action to affect Great Western Railway today

    Last updated: 03:17 13/08/2022

    Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, Great Western Railway expect services to be severely affected today. A significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

    Due to the timing of the strike action, services on Sunday 14 August will also be affected.

    Where trains are able to operate, they will be extremely busy. Passengers are advised to find alternative ways to travel today and on 14 August. Only travel if absolutely necessary.

    The following travel advice is in place over the strike period:

    Today:
    An extremely limited service will only operate on the routes below. Services will start later and finish much earlier than normal.

    • Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
    • Reading to Oxford
    • Reading to Basingstoke

          

    No other Great Western Railway services will run.

    Sunday 14 August:
    Trains will continue to be severely disrupted, please make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

    There will be no service on the following route:

    • Oxford - Worcester / Hereford

     

    A reduced service frequency will operate on other long-distance routes:

    • London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
    • London Paddington to Swansea
    • London Paddington to Plymouth / Penzance (including via the Kennet Valley)
    • London Paddington to Oxford

             

    Local stopping services will operate. Please check before you travel.

    The sleeper service has been cancelled.

    Planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

    Planned industrial action by the RMT and the TSSA unions means rail services are expected to be severely affected on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

    More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on Great Western Railway's website.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Strike day timetables for Thursday 18 August will be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August will be available from 16 August onwards.

  • XC – CrossCountry routes

    Industrial action to affect CrossCountry today

    Last updated: 03:04 13/08/2022

    Industrial action by the ASLEF union has been announced for today. There will be no CrossCountry services running.

    ​​​​​​​There is also planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

    Timetables and more details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the CrossCountry website.

    ​​​​​​​Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey for the 13 August strike day using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Live Travel Tweets


This tweet was posted by travelwestEng at 2:58 PM on the 12th August 2022

Bath Road A4 / A4174 Callington Rd has reopened in both directions following earlier RTC. There is a lane closure on Bath rd inbound Left turn lane towards Callington Rd. #twTraffic #Bristol BE

This tweet was posted by travelwestEng at 1:52 PM on the 12th August 2022

Bath Road A4 near Lidl / A4174 Closed in both directions to due an RTC long delays avoid area #twTraffic #Bristol BE

This tweet was posted by travelwestEng at 9:18 AM on the 12th August 2022

Cumberland Basin bridge swing in progress. Expect delays in the area #twTraffic #Bristol

This tweet was posted by travelwestEng at 7:47 AM on the 12th August 2022

RT @2SevernBridges: #M4 #PrinceOfWalesBridge westbound J22 #M49 to J23 #Magor we are on scene alongside @ASPolice and @AvonFire with a Road…