Network Rail will be working around the clock at Lydney this weekend – Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March - to make some emergency repairs to the railway following storm damage caused by the recent extreme weather.
Passengers travelling between Gloucester and Chepstow are urged to check before travelling as a rail replacement bus service will be in operation between the two stations.
Transport for Wales will continue to run services to the south, starting and terminating from Chepstow, and CrossCountry will continue to run services to the north, starting and terminating at Gloucester.
Bill Kelly, route director for Network Rail Wales and Borders said: “The recent adverse weather has caused numerous issues all across the network. We are doing our best to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible and ensure the railway remains safe for trains to continue to run.
“I’d like to thank passengers and lineside neighbours for their patience as we carry out this emergency work and urge them to check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk”
Bethan Jelfs, customer delivery director for Transport for Wales Rail Services said: “Network Rail’s emergency repair work at Lydney will impact on our services between Chepstow and Gloucester over the weekend, so customers need to be aware of how this may affect their travel arrangements.
“We are working closely with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum and I would like to take this opportunity in advance to thank our customers for their patience and understanding whilst these essential repair works are being carried out.”
CrossCountry’s planning and performance director, Sarah Kelley, said: “We’re sorry our customers may be inconvenienced by the work this weekend. However, everyone will be aware of the damage caused by the recent weather so it’s vital Network Rail can ensure the continued safe operation of train services along this route.”