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We're modernising the Great Western route to bring passengers faster, more frequent, more reliable services.

This page explains the work we'll be doing in South Gloucestershire and when it's due to take place.

Important information – COVID-19

All planned work is being reassessed and reviewed as the we go through the current pandemic. Essential maintenance projects are being prioritised and keeping our workers and local communities safe is of paramount importance. We are following Government guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

Gipsy Patch Lane, Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire

Following the installation of a new bridge at Gipsy Patch Lane for South Gloucestershire Council’s Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME), we need to complete follow up work on the railway.

We need to pack the track stone under the tracks (tamping) to optimise performance, increase the life span of the track, and ultimately to ensure the safety of passengers.

We will be working each night between the hours of 23:45 and 8.20 on the dates below when trains aren’t operating, so our teams can work safely, but please be aware these dates may change.


  • Saturday 12 June, 2021 – Sunday 13 June, 2021
  • Saturday 7 August, 2021 – Sunday 8 August, 2021

Meanwhile, we are currently carrying out works to lower the road below the new railway bridge, as well as installing an improved drainage system, including a new pumping station under the road.

Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension artist's impression
Artist's impression of Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension. Credit: South Glos Council

More information

Further details about the project itself can be found on South Gloucestershire Council’s dedicated website.

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