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South Gloucestershire railway work update

Network Rail - 1st December 2021

This newsletter is published on an adhoc basis, providing updates about significant railway work in South Gloucestershire - we hope you find it helpful.

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South Gloucestershire railway work update December 2021 (newsletter header)

Inside the December newsletter:

  • Christmas 2021: Renewing track near Bristol Parkway
  • Autumn maintenance completed on the route to south Wales
  • Gipsy Patch Lane drainage and road works progress
  • Stonehouse bridge replacement

Additional updates to note below:

Sunday 5 December – road closure, Gipsy Patch Lane

On Sunday 5 December, between 9am and 5pm, Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. This closure is to enable Network Rail and its contractor to install the valve chambers for the new pumping station.

During the closure, the westbound one-way system along Gipsy Patch Lane will not be in operation and those needing to travel by car between Stoke Gifford and the Filton/Patchway area will need to use the diversion route via Winterbourne Road, Bradley Stoke Way and the A38, or vice versa.

For those requiring access to Pegasus Park this will be via Gipsy Patch Lane west of the railway bridge where portable traffic signals will be in operation.

Pedestrian and cycling diversion routes are available. More information on these can be found on our project webpage www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus.

During the closure Network Rail will operate a shuttle service for pedestrians needing access either side of the bridge. This service will be free of charge and will operate for the duration of time the railway bridge is closed to pedestrians.

Platform improvements, Bristol Temple Meads

As part of the Bristol Rail Regeneration programme, we're making Bristol Temple Meads more accessible. Starting this Christmas and running through the first few months of 2022, we’re installing tactile paving along the edge of platforms 1 – 12 to bring them up to the same standard as platforms 13 and 15. When completed the tactile paving will help partially sighted customers, but please do take extra care while this work is underway.

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